I’m trying to cut “Grandfather Paradox” into something that will fit into five minutes but still make some form of narrative sense. It’s hard. Last year I read “The Last Wasicu,” and just started at the beginning and kept reading until I got to a good stopping point, but “Grandfather Paradox” is structurally complex and nonchronological.
I suppose I could give up and try to read from “In the Water” (my other forthcoming story) instead, but “Grandfather Paradox” has more violence, while “In the Water” is just kind of quietly creepy. I think I should go for the story with the blood, if I can. Blooooooood.