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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

J. Daniel Batt

J. Daniel is a writer, teacher, designer, and artist. He’s also the Creative and Editorial Manager of 100-Year Starship, and plays a prominent role in the many conferences connected with that organization. He has written a children’s fantasy book and designed many others. He has a degree in Language Arts and is working on an MFA in Creative Writing.

Run Like You’re on Fire” takes a second-person point of view. Probably the best-known previous example comes from the school of the nouveau roman: Michel Butor’s novel La Modification. J. Daniel’s story differs somewhat in that all the main verbs are in the imperative mood. Readers may be somewhat perplexed by the context: is “you” a pyromaniac, pyrokinetic, or a terrorist? Whatever one concludes, the result is an interesting exercise in a rarely used form.

J. Daniel Batt’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, J. Daniel. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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