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Bewildering Stories

Jhon Sánchez

Bewildering Stories biography

by Samuel Ferri

All my stories come from personal experience, even when I write sci-fi. “The I-V Therapy Coffee Shop” began one day when Justin Sight, the magician, was at my house. He was having a bad cough, so I told him he had to take care of himself. Although he was unconcerned, I said, “I don’t want you to die here. You’re so tall, your body wouldn’t fit in my closet.” After that, I imagined hiding his body in my apartment.

That night, I had a dream that Michael Carbonaro, the magician from the TV show The Carbonaro Effect, had a collection of mummies of Justin that came to life. The idea for the I-V therapy followed and, for that reason I dedicated the story to them.

As a second-language speaker, I had to review and edit my stories several times. I’m very grateful to Justin, Donald Webb, Nan Frydland, Sam Ferry, Winfred Keith Davis, Emma Komlos-Hrobosky, John Reed and my classmates from John Reed’s workshops for their editorial comments.

At the moment, I’m a volunteer attorney for the Southern Immigrant Freedom Initiative, where I’m handling two asylum cases in conjunction with a friend of mine. I hope this experience will also feed my imagination. We, all immigrants, are living in difficult times, but our best therapy is our own imagination. It works like magic. Voilà!

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Prose Fiction
The IV-Therapy Coffee Shop of the 21st Century

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