Week Five, ‘Rites of Passage’ – The Stories


Three authors joined us in response to last week’s call for stories detailing a rite of passage in a future society! Let’s see what they came up with.

First, Black Ship staffer Agustin Guerrero gives us “Spark,” examining the juncture of technology, pain, and creativity.

Next, Flash Tales perennial Rose Green (‘perennial,’ ‘Rose.’ Get it? Like flowers? Oh, never mind.) contributes her story “Rite of Passage,” a story of teenage rebellion with a somewhat different technological component.

Finally, Ingrid K. V. Hardy throws “Rite of Way” our way, tackling the dual themes of human connection and digital isolation.

I hope to see you all later tonight for our Week Six prompt!

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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