Subscribe to John to support their work and read subscriber-only content.
John (@wiswell) is a disabled writer who lives where New York hides all its trees. His work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Pseudopod, Podcastle, and Daily Science Fiction. He is a known friend of tentacles. He is ace/aro and loves to write non-traditional friendships, like the bond between a utahraptor and their sapient bionic leg, or a tank roaming around Comic-Con hoping to find other people that love Cowboy Bebop. Often you'll find his Horror skews towards the cute, and his Fantasy skews towards the messed-up.
Published Feb 6, 2019 · 2,146 words (8 minutes) · 8 likes · 1017 views
Immortal beings are uniquely well-suited to careers in hostage negotiation and search-and-rescue work — but befriending a child ghost with her own secrets is a much harder job. Don’t miss this eerie and touching story by John Wiswell, a New York-based author whose work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Pseudopod, and more.