If My Book Were a Whiskey


If On the Edges of Vision were a whisky, it wouldn’t be one whisky but forty. This is because there are forty stories, all with the same basic ingredients, but each with their own character, influenced by a handful of factors in a hundred thousand combinations.

Over at Monkeybicycle’s If My Book series, Helen McClory compares her recently released debut story collection to whiskey, reflecting on how the spirit sparked cherished memories and a fire for prose.

Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →