It came from David Hammond

David Hammond’s story “The Big S” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 2 April 2021. This story started with me thinking about the current state of drug therapies for depression. Basically, I wished antidepressants worked better. That wish segued naturally into a series of escalating thought experiments: What if there were a cure for depression? What if that cure didn’t just affect clinical depression, but ordinary sadness, and it were given to everyone? What if, …

Another question for David Hammond

Q: What would your characters say about you?

A: I forwarded this question to the characters from “The Big S,” and here are their responses:
Glen: David Hammond… David Hammond… Nope, doesn’t ring a bell.
Tim: He hardly says a word most of the time, but if you liquor him up and land on the right subject, he’ll talk your ear off.
Bartholomew: I contracted him to do my website, I thought he did a decent job until I heard from some of my clients. Either he was taking advantage of me being blind, or his design skills are shit.
Daisy: *brings ball, puts ball at feet, looks up with big brown eyes and pants expectantly, nudges ball with nose in case you didn’t notice it*

David Hammond’s story “The Big S
in Metaphorosis Friday, 2 April 2021.
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It came from David Hammond (again)

David Hammond’s story “Suzy’s Friend” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 18 May 2018. My family and I were staying in a small cabin in Shenandoah National Park. After dinner, despite having hiked most of the afternoon, and despite the fog, I decided I would go on my usual after-dinner walk and listen to my usual podcasts, damn it. I began walking south along the Appalachian Trail and listening to This American Life. In this …