Wife Of A Season

My friend Grey Yuen gave me permission to publish his short story in Singularity. Here’s an excerpt:

What? My brothers? Ah, I did mention that, didn’t I? Yes, I have two. And no, you don’t ask them for help. You do your utter best never to ask them for help, not even when the sky crashes down and the oceans rise. They have just one mode of dealing with womankind, and it’s one solution for all problems. Their thinking is all done in the groin. To them, I’m the monk of the family. Our abusive father managed to pass down his libido in reverse order, somehow. I’m the oldest, you know? The bloody oldest son. What did I get?

It’s written in the form of a monologue. The setting’s a bar, and you enter and sit next to a man. This man then continues to talk to you about his personal stories. At no point does he say who he really is, but from his monologue, you should be able to guess who he is. The title of the short story should also give you a clue. Let’s just say that under normal circumstances, you do not want to meet him.

Read the rest of the short story in the October issue of Singularity (it’s free!).

Singularity Magazine October 2010

Singularity October 2010 issue

The October issue of Singularity is available for download. Get it now. It’s free.

In an act of serendipity, we have a Halloween-theme for this issue (although it’s stretching that definition). In this issue, we have:

  • A short story by my friend Grey Yuen. While the story is not scary, the character doing the monologue is. Can you guess his identity?
  • An exclusive interview with Alex Hall, a web developer in United Kingdom. Learn what it takes to create web sites in a team. We have a spider’s web on the cover. That counts as Halloween-themed, right?
  • A continuation of the Japanese learning article from September.
  • An exploration in forensic science about telling the time of death using the liver’s temperature.

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