Holly Heisey

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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:

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Contents of Care Package to Etsath-tachri, Formerly Ryan Andrew Curran (Human English Translated to Sedrayin)

Published Mar 12, 2018 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 98 views

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"We are sorry for the lack of symmetry, the cloth mammal was obviously damaged and repaired at some point. We were told not to modify it."


The Monastery of the Parallels

Published Mar 12, 2018 · 6,702 words (25 minutes) · 279 views

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Two lives. Two worlds. One person.



The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds

Published Mar 12, 2018 · 3,210 words (12 minutes) · 276 views

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"It was the end of the worlds, and Mr. Jamison and I were arguing over peas."

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