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Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 10

We continue today with the story behind the story on the 10th and final piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. COMFORT AND JOY Backstory: I originally wrote this story over the course of two days in December 2010 and published it […]

Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 9

We continue today with the story behind the story on the ninth and penultimate piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. SAD TOMATO: A LOVE STORY Backstory: This entry will be very brief. Very brief. This is a continuation of an earlier […]

Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 8

We continue today with the story behind the story on the eighth piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. SHE’S GONE Backstory: Long after I wrote about Ross Newbry as an adult, I came back to him, this time as an adolescent. […]

Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 7

We continue today with the story behind the story on the seventh piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. STAR OF THE NORTH Backstory: This story, about a prison inmate waiting out a life sentence for a murder he’s never denied, was […]

Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 6

We continue today with the story behind the story on the sixth piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. THE PAPER WEIGHT Backstory: Like Alyssa Alights, this was salvaged from a novel that didn’t make it to the finish line. For […]

Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 5

We continue today with the story behind the story on the fifth piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. QUANTUM PHYSICS AND THE ART OF DEPARTURE Backstory: The title story of the collection (obviously). A reader could be excused if, upon digesting […]

Inside ‘Quantum Physics,’ Part 4

We continue today with the story behind the story on the fourth piece of short fiction from my upcoming collection, Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. To read previous installments, go here. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Backstory: Hoooooo boy. Where to start? The latter part of 2010 was a chaotic time in my life. I was […]