Have You Decided on Your Question: A Novelette

“Instantly immersive…”
– Ai Jiang, author of Linghun

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Publication Date

April 4, 2023

Print Length

84 Pages (Paperback)


9781959565031 (Paperback)
9781959565048 (eBook)

About Have You Decided on Your Question

If you could live your life over again, what would you ask to change?

Something big?
Something small?
A single moment?

Have you decided on your question?

Zoe has.

Tired of feeling alone and lost, Zoe seeks out an experimental virtual therapy experience from Alternative Reality Tech, which offers patients the opportunity to explore life’s biggest “what if?” questions.

During her first assessment, Zoe glimpses a past in which she would have met the love of her life years ago, if not for a split-second decision. Wanting to explore what could have been, she returns regularly to her alternative life, slowly falling in love with the one that got away.

And so begins a dangerous obsession…

Cover design by Alan Lastufka.


“Lyndsey Croal’s Have You Decided on Your Question is like watching a train wreck where there is a lever, but you can’t and don’t want to pull it. Lyndsey’s work flows with an insistent, dreamlike adrenaline that pulls you through… as though you’re in a simulation yourself. It is a downward spiral that becomes tighter and tighter wound by the second, until there is a sudden release… This story is instantly immersive—an addiction in itself.”
– Ai Jiang, author of Linghun

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About the Author

Lyndsey Croal is an Edinburgh-based author of speculative and strange fiction. She is a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over fifty publications, including Mslexia’s Best Women’s Short Fiction 2021, Dark Matter Magazine, Orion’s Belt, and Air and Nothingness Press. Her debut audio drama “Daughter of Fire and Water” was produced by Alternative Stories & Fake Realities and was a Finalist for a 2022 British Fantasy Award.


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