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Holly Heisey

Holly Heisey writes about things strange, beautiful, and queer.

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Holly Heisey is an author, illustrator, and designer with a love of spaceships and a tendency to quote Monty Python. Their short fiction has appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Escape Pod, Clockwork Phoenix 5, and Lambda Award winning Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. As an illustrator and designer, Holly has worked in publishing, album art, and film, and their clients include The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Factor Four Magazine, SciFutures, Evolved Publishing, Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor, and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Holly lives in Arizona with their Boston/Beagle mix, Sammy (who is the cutest ever), and their pet cactus, Larry (who doesn't bite). Most days you can find them with digital pen in hand, crafting imaginary worlds. Or writing alien poetry. Or typing furiously away at their serial genderfluid romance novels, with which they hope to take over the world. At least, that’s the plan. You can find them online at: https://hollyheisey.com

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Fiction Series: Complete 11 Chapters

Good King Lyr

Updated Jun 14, 2019 · 81,270 words (296 minutes) · 353 views

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A con man. An immortal demigod. A chance at love that could save the universe. Good King Lyr is a slow-burn, genderfluid, ownvoices romance novel, serialized each week.

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Possibilities of a Quantum Soul

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 1,008 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes · 188 views

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A theft of a soul, a heist of a life, a possible murder. Maybe. Things are tricky when you're dealing with quantum souls. And Dari, who doesn't exist, must find out why. | This story is ownvoices, non-binary, and entirely weird.

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The Orbits of Gods

Published May 6, 2019 · 890 words (4 minutes) · 56 views

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"We orbit him because he is our god. His scent is authority, his mind sharp as rock-honed teeth." | This story is 100% experimental, with space wolves in love, the philosophy of civilizations, and the confessions of a god all packed into one. It first landed in Humanagerie, a literary anthology about the intersection of human and animal behavior. Which is also 100% perfect.

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Evaluation Notes for Candidates in the Shape-shifter Intelligence Program

Published Apr 4, 2019 · 1,094 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes · 88 views

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When a government agency develops a shape-shifter program and requires participants to play roles across genders and sexes, the participants discover both enlightening and deeply unsettling things about themselves and the program's agenda. (This story is ownvoices. And raw. There is a content warning for dysphoria and transphobia. There are also moments of self-discovery. It has my full heart.)

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Power Outage

Published Mar 21, 2019 · 6,107 words (23 minutes) · 86 views

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When the Destroyer comes, worlds fall. Trauma gave Lieve the ability to fly and manipulate energy fields and she joined the Wardens in protecting her world. Now the Destroyer of Worlds has come down from the sky, and to save her world she must confront her past and the nature of her powers themselves.

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An Understanding

Published Feb 28, 2019 · 3,515 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 110 views

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After the universe was shattered into trillions of shards of unmatched time, a thirteen-thousand-year-old person helps rescue an infant who was stolen across one of those time walls, revisiting a place from his past.

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I was visiting my family in Kuala Lumpur and decided to go on a photo walk for the first time. This was taken from KL Tower, the tallest man made structure in Malaysia. The view at night is breathtaking and reminds me of how much more there is to see in the places we’ve been living in, but never really observing from a distance.

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Fiction Series: Ongoing 6 Chapters

The Space Roads

Updated Feb 26, 2019 · 9,116 words (34 minutes) · 1 like · 561 views

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Ever want to explore interstellar space? In these loosely interconnected stories, you're the main character. Explore the vast unknown!

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What We Found at the Edge of a Black Hole

Published Feb 19, 2019 · 956 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 109 views

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Things get a little glitchy around black holes.

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>SYS REBOOT

Published Jul 11, 2018 · 759 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 262 views

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"The bar is full of violet smoke which shakes to the green of rave light."

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Haha, thats me! Had this image in my mind after seeing a advanced selfie video on youtube. Turned out great althought i wish the monitor in front of me was a bit more brighter so that you could understand that it is an monitor without me having to describe it. But, it was too dark to pull out the shadows from that area.

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Sky and Dew

Published Jul 10, 2018 · 5,781 words (22 minutes) · 306 views

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In the Hallows, words are magic, and words can kill.

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