It came from Peter T. Donahue

Peter T. Donahue’s story “Favorites from Here and Abroad” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 13 September 2019. I wanted to write a piece of speculative fiction that drew from my classroom philosophy. As a writing teacher, I operate on the assumption that reality is socially constructed. Whether or not this is true, the stance helps me to create more effective writing assignments and give more effective feedback. So, I wondered, in the future, would …

Favorites from Here and Abroad – Peter T. Donahue

Two giant polyps were nibbling at the husk of a shopping mall some miles off. I was focused on a sludge-tower, though, just a half mile down the hill from me. I’d have to pass it. From where I stood, on the street that zig-zagged down to the basin of the valley, I couldn’t see the tower’s base. A ridge, wearing a row of rotting condo roofs like an epaulet, was in the way. For …

A question for Peter T. Donahue

Q: What tools do you write with?

A: For fiction, blog posts, and best man speeches, I draft and edit in Scrivener. This program’s features enable my compulsive hoarding of cut sentences. For poetry I prefer to draft in the margins of my lesson plan book, with a dull number-2 pencil found under a student’s desk.

Peter T. Donahue’s story “Favorites from Here and Abroad
in Metaphorosis Friday, 13 September 2019.
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