A moving tale by award-winning author John Grant about a man discovering that somehow the story of his past has been written all wrong. A superbly measured fantasy about loss, and sorrow, and the pain of dealing with past passions.
"... a powerful, tragic, magic tale in which a man named John makes a fateful phone call one day, and reaches himself. The bizarre call stirs up memories of John's past, bringing back a time when he and his best friend Justine were inseparable. But what happened to tear them apart? How close was their relationship, and how did it end ... or did it? Whatever you think the truth is, it's weirder. One of the most emotionally powerful stories in [the anthology Clockwork Phoenix], it really needs multiple readings to understand its depths."
–Michael M. Jones, SF Site
"I found John Grant's 'All the Little Gods We Are' the most captivating piece in the book. ... his imagery, his description of what it means to be soulmates, two halves of one whole, is absolutely wonderful."
–Ian Randall Strock, SF Scope
"Grant takes an old trope of science fiction and refurbishes it on two levels. The parallel universes work as an SF construct and also as a powerful metaphor for the strength of wishes, denial, and memory. [A] sad and satisfying story."
–Elizabeth A. Allen, The Fix