Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Cary Grey. Here is our twist on an interview.
- A quote that inspires you:
“We don’t want other worlds, we want mirrors.”
It’s a quote from Solaris, one of my favorite books and films of all time. To me, the quote speaks to humanity’s use of technology to show us what we already know. We use it to look at ourselves, promote ourselves, and reflect our existing worldview. While we could be reaching the stars, expanding our minds, we would rather have a mirror showing us what we’ve already seen.
- Your writing process described as a song:
- You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:
It wasn’t until this last year that I realized that all my life I’ve been writing stories with fantasy, paranormal, or science fiction elements. It wasn’t really a conscious decision to write those kinds of stories, nor was it a reflection of my tastes in books, films, and other culture. Without revealing anything too personal, I grew up in a VERY atypical environment, and it took me a long time to kind of adjust to society—something I still don’t do very well. Thus, I’ve always had a vivid imagination and find myself looking at ways our society could be better, or even just things that are so paranormal or surreal that I want to wish them into existence even if only with words.
- What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?
I haven’t published much under this pseudonym yet, but you can see one poem up on my website: The Color I Became. Alternatively, you can subscribe to Diary, my once-in-a-while email list via TinyLetter, where I share insights into my life, new poetry, and other short stories both fiction and non-fiction. Go to http://tinyletter.com/diary to sign up.
Cary Grey is an artist and author from the American North. Cary’s first collection of poetry is scheduled for publication in late 2016 or 2017, and some self-published fantasy and science fiction is coming in 2016 as well.
See you next week with another not-so-typical interview.