Chloie Piveral

Fetch Us Another Round, flash fiction, issue 50, March 15, 2020

Chloie Piveral's short stories appear in KaleidotropeApparition Literary, the Flame Tree Press Anthology: Robots & Artificial Intelligence, and others. She's a 2015 graduate of The Odyssey Writing Workshop and a member of Codex. A transplant from the American Midwest, she now lives near the mountains in Colorado with her family and a dog named Ziggy.

Get to know Chloie...


May 18th

When did you start writing?

I started writing very bad poetry when I was in grade school. In earnest, I started writing better poetry in college, where I minored in creative writing.

When and what and where did you first get published?

My first poetry publication was in 2007 with The Mid-America Poetry Review. My first speculative fiction publication was a flash piece, 50 Miles to Gone with Kazka Press' 713 Flash, which unfortunately has since stopped publishing.

Why do you write?

Writing is proof that magic exists; through symbols on a page I get to create worlds for people I have never and may never meet. 

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy are the works I enjoy reading the most. I'm drawn to the thought experiments that occur in science fiction and fantastical works. I'm fascinated by science fiction's ability to isolate an idea and explore it at the exclusion of the mundane everyday world.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story?

Too many to name and I'm finding new ones every year, but in the spirit of the question I'll name a few. I loved, The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang, and more recently This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Stories? I have always loved There Will Come Soft Rains by Bradbury. 

What are you trying to say with your fiction?

I think that I don't know what I'm trying to say with my fiction until I have finished writing a particular story. Most of what I write is from the lens of my experience which is to say the thumbprint of who I am on a given day.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

It will probably be something overly sappy by who ever fills out the paperwork but if its me, "Nothing more to see here, move on."

Do you blog?

Every five-six years during a full moon after the fall harvest.

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