Playing ‘Tunic’ Reminds Me How to Approach Sickness and Recovery
Like the Fox in the video game ‘Tunic,’ remembering the past helped me face my struggles in the present with Covid.
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Martin Cahill is a writer living in NYC and works as the Marketing and Publicity Manager for Erewhon Books. He’s a 2022 Ignyte Award nominee for Best Short Story, a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop of 2014, and a member of the NYC-based writing group Altered Fluid. You can find his fiction in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. His short story “Godmeat” appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 anthology, and he was part of the writing team for Realm’s Batman: The Blind Cut.
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