Hi, I’m Ariel, usually. I write and review as M. A. Blanchard. You may know me from #sfstoryoftheday on Twitter or “From the Archives,” the short SF recommendation column I write for Fusion Fragment. I am a linguist by training and a surrealist by inclination. I exist–most of the time–on a vegetable farm in Atlantic Canada. I am an obsessive reader of all things quirky, uncanny, eerie, esoteric, and rare, and a compulsive writer of stories about impossible lives. Every night when I go to bed I think about radio static, the night hosts signing on. My short fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire, Uncharted Magazine, Dark Matter Magazine, and PseudoPod.