Doors of Perception

STORY DISCUSSION: Author MARY O’DONNELL discusses the nature of speculative, futuristic fiction: ‘Writing short stories set in the future carries the exact same responsibility as writing short stories set in the present or past. The only difference is that one must convince the prospective reader that the world into which they’ve been invited has some relevance and possibility for them, that it catches a trigger-point of their imagination and allows them to consider such scenarios in all seriousness…’