New story: "Not a Problem"

By Matthew Hughes
Sep 3, 2018 · 101 words · 1 minute

I've posted a short, comical story, "Not a Problem," that until now has only appeared in a couple of anthologies:  Welcome to the Greenhouse and Ecotones.

A few years ago, Gordon Van Gelder was putting together an anthology of original stories on the theme of climate change.  He asked me to contribute.  I assumed he wanted my stuff for comic relief in an otherwise serious collection of stories about impending disaster.  I was right.

If there's any serious message to the story it's what one reviewer pointed out:  you don't solve problems by keeping on doing the things that caused them.

Matthew Hughes

I'm writing fantasy and science fiction, often in a Jack Vance mode.