This week saw my story, “Aphis’s Gambit”, published at The Piker Press, an online weekly journal of arts, science, fiction, and non-fiction.
Aphis’s Gambit started life as a short story competition entry for the theme, “Today was finally the day…”. I will be forever grateful to my writing friends who saw its initial promise and gave such helpful feedback. Thank you!
I hope you pop over to read the story. It is a little different in format, and is only speculative in that the characters are non-human. Otherwise, quite a bit of scientific research went into it. I now know a lot more about Australian ants than I ever thought I would… and do feel a bit worse about treading on them in my garden. :-p
Aphis’s Gambit: a story about hope, persistence, resilience… and ants.