It came from Thomas Ha

Thomas Ha’s story “Orla, Always” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 3 December 2021. I mainly wanted to write about losing a loved one to an influence beyond your control, the pain and animosity that can accompany that kind of gradual loss, and your inability (especially if you’re a parent estranged from a child) to let go of the hope that you’ll reconnect, which can be risky, if not outright dangerous. I’ve written other stories …

Yet another question for Thomas Ha

Q: How has your writing evolved over time?

A: I’m working on being more judicious with my writing. I have a tendency to over-explain my characters and their motivations, so I’m learning to trust my readers more by paring some of that back. Similarly, while my stories vary in genre and style, I’m beginning to home in on subjects that matter to me personally, so I think a kind of consistency is slowly forming in a small body of work. But, like many folks, I am still very much a work in progress, so I have a lot yet to figure out.


Thomas Ha’s story “Orla, Always
in Metaphorosis Friday, 3 December 2021.
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Even more about Thomas Ha

Thomas Ha is a former attorney turned stay-at-home father who enjoys writing speculative fiction during the rare moments when all of his kids are napping at the same time. Thomas grew up in Honolulu and, after a decade plus of living in the northeast, now resides in Los Angeles.

thomashawrites.com, @ThomasHaWrites


Thomas Ha’s story “Orla, Always
in Metaphorosis Friday, 3 December 2021.
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It came from Thomas Ha

Thomas Ha’s story “A Compilation of Accounts Concerning the Distal Brook Flood” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 30 April 2021. I was a lawyer in another life, and I always found it funny in legal dramas when some major revelation resolved a case decisively and tidily. While I wouldn’t claim the legal mechanics of this particular story are realistic, I wanted to write something that captured more of the anti-climactic reality of most cases …