A question for Chloe Smith

Q: What is your favorite short story?

A: This is a tough question! There is so much good short fiction out there, and I am not as well-read as I’d like to be—I feel like to select one story would be to elide many that I’ve loved and countless more that I haven’t had a chance to discover yet. If you forced me, I’d say that one story I love for its lyricism and repurposing of traditional myths is Catherynne Valente’s “Urchins, While Swimming” (Clarkesworld, 2006), and one whose emotional impact will never let me go is Margo Lanagan’s “Singing My Sister Down” (Black Juice, 2004).


Chloe Smith’s story “Rock-Adda’s World
in Metaphorosis Friday, 12 February 2021.
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About Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her first job ever was as a shop assistant at a SF/F-themed bookstore, and she never lost the taste for speculative fiction, although the world took her through a wide range of places and vocations before she stumbled back to her writerly ambitions. She currently works as a 7th-grade English teacher, moonlights as the proofreader for Locus and Fantasy magazines, and ekes out time in between her jobs to think up more stories about strange worlds and familiar problems.

@chloehsmith


Chloe Smith’s story “Rock-Adda’s World
in Metaphorosis Friday, 12 February 2021.
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