It came from David Whitmarsh

David Whitmarsh’s story “Stand or Fall” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 17 December 2021. This story began life as an exercise in filling the backstory of a character in an as yet unpublished novel that follows the fate of two thousand refugees who escape the Enemy’s attack on Zosma, one of the last of humanity’s settled systems. Mila Kraft, who is sent by Ilyas to Zosma at the end of this story, is one …

A question for David Whitmarsh

Q: What’s better: writing or having written?

A: Writing, by far. I get great pleasure from creating new worlds, working them out in more detail than ever reaches the page, then populating them with characters that I move through the arcs of their stories. Once having written, it’s just time to move onto the next thing. Better than having written, is having been read.


David Whitmarsh’s story “Stand or Fall
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 December 2021.
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About David Whitmarsh

David Whitmarsh is a rehabilitated software engineer who now spends his days playing acoustic blues badly and writing. David lives in West Sussex with his wife, two cats and a varying subset of his four adult children.

@whitmarshdj


David Whitmarsh’s story “Stand or Fall
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 December 2021.
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