William Thompson is an associate professor at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada, where he teaches a range of courses in children’s and young adult literature and science fiction. His essays and stories have appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Zone 3, COG Magazine, and Firewords. He is totally blind, considers coffee a food group, and he loves to walk and read, usually at the same time.
Content by William Thompson
The Touch of Water
BY William Thompson
The water he moved through was resistant, like water in the real world. Only this wasn’t real; it was just a feeling—a strange feeling, but all in his head. He couldn’t ignore it, but he learned to isolate that part of his experience—to box it up and put it away.