I’m in Strange Horizons’ Nigerian issue!
Have you ever started writing something, stopped and then visited it years later only to wonder what on earth you were writing about? That’s what happened to me with my latest story out on Strange Horizons, “Where The Rain Mothers Are”. As I sat down to rewrite the story, I still didn’t know where I was heading with it but I knew the story was about family, food and had an airship. So there you have it, “Where The Rain Mothers Are”. I’ve already had inquiries as to whether the story will continue and I can share that it will (if/when I finally sit down to write it).
Many thanks to Vajra Chandrasekera for inviting me to submit to this issue and for polishing my story to its current state.Read Strange Horizons issue 29 April, 2019 here!
Read “58 Rules to Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever”
I have the pressure Nigerian society places on women (whether single or married) to thank for this story. In “58 Rules to Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever”, our heroine, Iman is married to a man who slowly becomes a zombie. Encouraged by an aunt, Iman remains with her zombified husband in a strange marriage.
“58 Rules to Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever” was longlisted for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize and is now available to read in Nightmare magazine! I’m super thankful to John Joseph Adams, Sandra Odell, Wendy Wagner and the rest of the team at Nightmare!Read Nightmare issue 77 here!