My story of a psychometrist turned sineater started almost two and a half years ago, during the Codex Weekend Warrior contest. For five consecutive weekends, we write a flash fiction inspired by one of three posted prompts and post it by the wee hours of Monday morning. The prompt I chose was:
Imagine someone had an extra sense to perceive the physical world. How would it work and what would s/he do with it? Write a story about it.
I’d had the idea for a character who saw the history of things that he touched (and the personal toll such an ability would bring) in mind for a while and I’ve long been fascinated with things like sineaters. The story, from the same world as my novel-in-progress, snowballed from there.
The anthology will be available in August and will include stories by many other fine writers that I’m excited to share a Table of Contents with (details forthcoming).