Q: Do you often include children in your stories? What role do they play?
A: I do, both as side characters and in starring roles. Kids see the world in an entirely different way than adults. They haven’t learned how things are “supposed” to work yet. What we view as mundane is wondrous to them—and things an adult would find unbelievable can be “normal” to a kid. Writing a story from a child’s point of view opens up entirely new possibilities, especially in speculative fiction.
L.D. Oxford’s story “The Girl Who Drew the World”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 22 July 2022.
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