Q: Have you ever consciously written a ‘message’ story? Was it easier or harder than usual?
A: The most popular thing I’ve written to date is called “Open letter to the tech bro who spat at me, from that pigeon eating a noodle on Market Street.” I wrote it after seeing a man spit at a pigeon. It took me forty-five minutes and was fueled by pure rage. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to write something like that again. The message was: don’t be a dick to pigeons.