All Those Defiant Sparks

Janni Lee Simner
5 min readSep 12, 2022

All my life, I’ve believed that no matter how dark this world gets, there’s light behind that darkness, light that always shines through in the end.

This belief has been fundamental to my writing, to the sometimes-dark stories I tell and to all the stories I tell. Terrible things happen. But light — something within humanity that generates light-finds ways to fight that darkness.

This belief has been fundamental to my life, too, helping me see my way through the challenges of childhood — bullying by my peers, growing up in a home with a share of love but also a…

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Janni Lee Simner

Novelist = Creator of impossible worlds. Blogger = Trying to understand and improve the possible world we humans share. https://www.simner.com/fiction/