"Sweet Sixteen"

I don't really think of myself as a science fiction writer. I don't think of myself as not one, specifically, but that type of story usually isn't one my brain turns to.

But when I sold "Choose Your Own Adventure" to John Joseph Adams at Fantasy Magazine, he said, "you know, if you ever write science fiction, you should send me a story for Lightspeed." I had been playing with the idea of writing sf, and his comment was enough to make my brain open up to the possibility of a story, and I wrote "Sweet Sixteen." John bought it for Lightspeed, and it's out today.

I hope you like it.