Transportation – an essay

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America blog bought one of my essays. It’s about trauma and fiction, and what they’re for.

by Daniel M. Bensen

Trigger warnings: cancer, hospitals

I had cancer. Don’t worry. I just got the results from my four-year CT scan checkup and I’m fine.

I remember, though, when I’d drink coffee and still feel tired. I had stopped doing my podcast, my art. I couldn’t muster the energy to play with my children or go on dates with my wife. Guests would come over and leave while I shivered with a sudden attack of chills. I wondered if I maybe I should give up on writing. It was like lights going dark, one by one…

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