Short story published in Electric Literature


Electric Literature featured my short story We Are the Olfanauts in its “Recommended Reading” series. I’m really honored — it’s a fantastic publication with a wide readership. The short story features a young Kenyan man whose job is to sort through the content at the world’s hottest new tech company — which specializes in scented social media. The story, which you could call science fiction, is part of the fiction collection Watchlist by O/R Books edited by Bryan Hurt. Basically, I was interested in the people behind the smooth user experiences of surfing social media like Twitter and Facebook. Who are the human beings tasked with examining our expressive content, which can sometimes be the worst that humanity has to offer?

I spent a few years developing this story, with lots of starts and stops, so it was great to have it published, and to have it featured on such a great site.

You can read the story here.

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