Ivy Spadille's novelette "The Other Side of Otto Mountain" has been published in issue six of FIYAH magazine!
"The Other Side of Otto Mountain" takes place in a fictitious version of a historically black town in Oklahoma and centers on Lazarus Caruthers, a retired Vietnam veteran. Daily, he seeks solace while fishing on the lake near Otto Mountain until events disrupt his routine.
"For me the story is about retaining a curiosity and openness to aspects of life not always apparent in everyday experience," says Ivy Spadille. "It also looks at how past events, regrets, and fears linger and limit our perspectives. I hope this story echoes that on the individual (character level) as well as on the societal level--in the ways we perceive social ills, and whether or not we choose to address them."
Ivy Spadille is originally from Virginia, and currently lives in New York City. She's an alumna of the VONA/Voices workshop for speculative fiction as well as the Hurston/Wright Summer Writers Workshop. You can follow her on twitter at @ivyspadille.
Issue Six (Big Mama Nature) of FIYAH Magazine is available now. Get your copies (and subscribe to the magazine)!