My latest story “Mom & Dad, I’m Gray” has been posted to Slackjaw. This is my first attempt at comedy writing and I’m honoured to have been accepted into the top humour publication on Medium, with approximately 150,000 subscribers.
After being rejected by so many of the top sci-fi mags over the past 2+ years, it was exciting to get into a top comedy mag in my first attempt. Perhaps I’ve been writing the wrong genre all this time.
This is a very absurd piece about someone coming out as the colour gray. It’s satirical and ridiculous, but it also tries to find some truths and heart as it parallels the LGBT coming out experience.
Let me know if you enjoyed the piece. Was it too weird? Confusing? I will be trying my hand at more comedy pieces soon, so any feedback will be much appreciated.
Thank you to Sarah and the rest of the team at Slackjaw for publishing this piece.