Ahmed Asi is a PhD candidate at UC Santa Barbara, where he studies roleplaying games as community-based performance. He holds degrees in theatre and dance and a diploma in classical acting. When he isn’t all-but-dissertating or teaching, he can be found sketching and experimenting with writing fiction. This is his first published story.

Ahmed Asi has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

To Be

FICTION by Ahmed Asi in Issue 190 – July 2022

Raza stepped downstage, using the warmth of the lights on his synthetic skin to find his spot. Waiting in the wings, he had tuned his embod unit’s still unfamiliar receptors for this moment. Turned up touch until light and shadow were tactile pools of warmth and cool. Turned down sound as Eric exited, stage left, […]