So, reading is sometimes strange. I like what I like and you like what you like and those two circles might overlap and sometimes they won’t even be on the same Venn Diagram. (I suppose all art is this way). Tastes are as diverse as readers themselves, and it’s usually hard to pin down exactly why you like a particular author or story. Sure, there’s the nuts-and-bolts craft of it, but how a particular author manages to consistently strike a chord … well, that’s the magic of reading. And writing.
Enter my pal Eden Robins. She’s an up-and-coming writer who writes some really cool shit. Her work is subversively accessible, imaginative, and thematic without being heavy or too serious. She makes it all look easy. You can read her latest story online for free. Check it out if you’re so inclined.