J.A. Legg’s story “Till All the Hundred Summers Pass” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 10 September 2021.
One of my favourite things about being a story audience is when a story comes to a crisis point that goes one or two ways, and realizing to myself, “This next part could go a number of different ways, and I don’t know which one it’s going to be, but I’m certain I’m going to enjoy it.” Of course, every writer has to commit to a direction (or end the story and let you wonder for yourself what happened next), and that gives the rest of us the opportunity to imagine the alternate ending. That’s how “Summers” began for me; I took a popular rendition of a classic fairy tale and privately wondered what would’ve happened if the tale had gone another way. The science-fiction setting came later, and with it, a resolution that brought the twist back to its roots.
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