Firewords 9 offers you the chance to see the world from a different perspective. We chose Perspective as this issue’s theme because the way we view others and the world around us colours everything we do. Fiction is driven by points of view which are often surprising and mirror the peculiarities of real life; all good fiction writing comes from an understanding of the shades of grey which define us. Our Issue 9 writers have certainly shown that.
In this edition you'll meet characters out of their comfort zones, some of whom are in dire straights; we look at everyday scenarios with twisted insight and look at some perspectives that are not quite human – we even hear from an emoji!