Publication at Last!
I am thrilled to share that my short story, “A Philosopher Is Bitten by the Imp of the Perverse,” has been published in Book XI: A Journal of Literary Philosophy. The title is taken from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Imp of the Perverse.”
I wrote the story back in the ’90s, based on a former colleague’s experience as a doctoral student in philosophy. It was accepted for publication shortly thereafter, but the publication went *poof* into ether, never to be heard from again.
Ow! You Bit Me!
I spent the next twenty-plus years submitting the story (changing the title twice) and getting it rejected time and time again. Here is just a small sample.