On the Post-Apocalyptic

I’m working on a novel about this guy wandering through a post-apocalyptic landscape having various adventures that don’t lead anywhere. He just keeps moving, somewhere or anywhere. Then he meets another person and that person is reading a novel about this guy who’s wandering through a post-apocalyptic landscape, having various adventures, not getting anywhere, etc.

Am I the same guy he thinks, so he borrows the book, and the novel I’m writing gets written by someone else, leaving me time to catch up on various household chores.

I’m ok with this happening. I like this world.

Hugh Behm-Steinbergis the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press). He teaches writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.

You can see more of his work in Issue 1.1