Jacob Clifton is a freelance writer and critic in Austin, Texas. Besides his long-term gig writing about TV for the website Television Without Pity, and blogging about culture and entertainment for Tor.com, he can be found online at jacobclifton.com. “This Is Why We Jump” was written for Catherynne M. Valente.


Jacob Clifton has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

This is Why We Jump

FICTION by Jacob Clifton in Issue 81 – June 2013

When he will be gentled, I call him little starfish. I can curl myself around him like an ammonite, and call him little names, and he will smile. Arms and legs getting bigger every day. A little starfish, crowding me out. It is my name for him, but only when he will be gentled can […]