LaShawn M. Wanak

LaShawn writes science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative, poetry, book reviews...anything, really.

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LaShawn M. Wanak lives in Madison, WI with her husband and son. Her fiction and essays can be found in Strange Horizons, Podcastle and Uncanny Magazine. She reviews books for Lightspeed Magazine and is a graduate of the 2011 class of Viable Paradise. Writing stories keeps her sane. Also, pie.

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Featured January 23, 2019

21 Steps to Enlightenment (Minus One)

Jan 19, 2019 · 3,835 words (14 minutes) · 8 likes · 324 views


When a spiral staircase appears in front of you, don't panic. But know that if you place your feet on that first step, it shows commitment. You can't go back. You can only go up and up and up until you reach the very top.

A worn spiral staircase