UnCommon Bodies Q&A: Sessha Batto

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Pavarti K Tyler’s anthology, UnCommon Bodies , launches on Tuesday  (but it’s available for pre-order on Amazon right now) and to celebrate I’m running a series of interviews with the authors from the book. Next up is Sessha Batto, talking about Made for This. What attracted you to the UnCommon Bodies project? I love the idea of imperfect people, they are the core of what I write. Everyone is attracted to external beauty and perfection, I like to peek inside and see the inner unique beauty of each individual. No matter how odd or quirky, everyone has something we can be attracted to. What’s the setting for your story? My story could be set anywhere, really. It is mostly an internal journey of transformation, the thought processes of the purposefully unnamed character. Purposefully unnamed because he could be anyone – me, you, a stranger we pass on the street. What was the hardest thing about writing the story? Or was it just a walk in the park? 🙂 No story is a walk in the park. The hardest thing is to make the abstract concrete. To set out an internal journey in language that is accessible to everyone, to make it so any individual … Read More