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)

Published Jan 19, 2019 · 3,835 words (14 minutes) · 10 likes · 829 views


Spiral staircases appear at random and bestow bursts of insight upon those who climb to the top. But where does that insight truly come from? LaShawn Wanak combines the surreal with the all-too-real in this memorable story. LaShawn lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, and Podcastle, and she reviews books for Lightspeed Magazine.


A worn spiral staircase