T. Lucas Earle
The Space Between Worlds, fiction, Issue 35, June 1, 2016
Birthday? September 27th
When did you start writing? I'm sure I don't remember. I've been told it was later than most kids, and that my early work was incomprehensible.
When and what and where did you first get published? Electric Spec published my first short story, "Monkey Talk," which is not about a monkey. I believe it was 2011.
What themes do you like to write about? I've always been interested in states of flux, whether that be great historical transition periods, or people whose unique in-betweenness allowed them keen insight into the world around them.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? I absolutely adore The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks. The book is a simple and sometimes bleakly funny look at the lives of people whose brains have malfunctioned in some crucial and exciting way. Ever since reading that book, I have been obsessed with the beauty of damaged things. Sacks taught me that being broken is nothing to be ashamed of. It is the best way to really understand life.
T. Lucas Earle's short stories have appeared in The Colored Lens, Razor, and Electric Spec. He is passionate about science, fiction, and smashing the two together like a mid-air plane collision. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he avoids the sun and considers his life choices. His most recent film, Up Next, premiered in Dances With Films in 2014. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iADdqDT0glM