As we read stories for this issue, one question kept coming up, over and over again: “Will the readers be willing to do that?”
Will they be willing to read a story that’s told backwards?
Will they be willing to see the heart of this story, or will the viciousness be too much?
What about the ambiguity in this one, will they be OK with not knowing which character is which?
What about all the subtle hints in that one, will the readers take the time to put the puzzle together?
Every time we asked ourselves that, the answer was, yes.