Inventing the Gods by Michael W. Cho #DealMeIn2018

My Deal Me In deck turned up spades this week, which sent me to Daily Science Fiction. The story I read was:

Inventing the Gods

by Michael W. Cho

A small-town river god pops into his temple just as a priest’s assistant tells the priest of a passing philosopher’s teaching. A god can’t be small and local. A god must be beyond measure and comprehension, god of everywhere and everything and everyone. Sounds good to the god, so he leaves his temple to go hear more about what he ought to be.

Doesn’t sound very storyish, but Cho makes it so. Loved it!

And get a load of his bio. How cool is this? Way, that’s how!

Michael W. Cho writes science fiction and fantasy in Tempe, Arizona, and plays Spanish guitar for his day job. You can catch up with him at


If YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write a scene set in a temple (or other place of worship).



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Inventing the Gods by Michael W. Cho #DealMeIn2018

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      Marian Allen

      June 16, 2019 at 1:32pm

      Thanks for the super story! Any time you want to guest here, drop me a line.

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