The Hole in the Wall – Andrew Leon Hudson

It wasn’t a door, because it didn’t meet the ground. It wasn’t a window, because—no matter how high or low they are on a wall—windows show something, even if it’s just drawn curtains. Or a room previously filled with things, all now gone. This was just a hole in the wall. It showed… nothing. Yohaena stared across the cobbles from her splay-legged slump. She was exactly as far from the world’s finest market as a …

A question for Andrew Leon Hudson

Q: What kind of pieces are the most fun to write (action, lyrical, etc.)?

A: I like to write “character” scenes, but that gets me across the borders and into action scenes, lyrical scenes, sitting-and-contemplating scenes, the lot. Any time you’re showing someone active in a story, you’re building up who and what they are, even if it’s only in the smallest way. So (just to tread on my own toes) I probably find action scenes the most fun to write because you’re revealing someone in extremis, and that’s when they can prove your expectations or be the most surprising.


Andrew Leon Hudson’s story “The Hole in the Wall” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 7 October 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Andrew Leon Hudson

Andrew Leon Hudson is an improper Englishman whose previous employment includes selling Christmas hampers and contact lenses, “intoxicant delivery”, prosthetic make-up manufacture, servicing the armed forces and saving the world from millennial apocalypse. His first novel came and then went again, so now he’s mostly doing that sort of thing himself.

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Andrew Leon Hudson’s story “The Hole in the Wall” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 7 October 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.