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Kat Otis

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Kat Otis writes speculative fiction – everything from historical fantasy to urban fantasy, with a bit of science fiction thrown in for good measure. She lived a peripatetic life for almost two decades and is now rather bemused to be living in one place; she’s not recycling her book boxes just yet! You can find her on the Codex Writers forums when she’s probably supposed to be writing and she has also been known to log into her SFWA account when she’s hard-core procrastinating. On twitter she’s @kat_otis and she answers email at: k a t o t i s (at) m e (dot) c o m

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Featured April 4, 2019

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To Be Selfish

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 5,507 words (21 minutes) · 9 likes · 385 views

Fantasy contemporary young adult

I am Selfish. Every generation of my family has one person like me, who understands that there is power in a good deed done with no expectation of reward.

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Mudlarks

Published Oct 4, 2018 · 9,334 words (34 minutes) · 49 views

Fantasy Historical historical fantasy london alchemy scavenging River Jacobean Britain

The river Thames collects the rubbish and sewage of London's residents. Mudlarks are poor children who survive by scavenging for that rubbish in the mud at the river's edge. They work in crews, each with its own territory, each with its own leader.

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This Day, At Tilbury

Published Oct 4, 2018 · 4,099 words (15 minutes) · 49 views

Fantasy Historical historical fantasy religion war elizabethan england fire magic

When the battered remnants of the English fleet limped up the Thames, fleeing before the might of the advancing Spanish Armada, fourteen-year-old Robin refused to flee to safety. His life--and his magic--are too valuable a weapon to set aside in this, Protestant England's desperate last stand.

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The Gong-Farmer's Daughter

Published Jul 31, 2018 · 5,214 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes · 275 views

Fantasy Historical historical fantasy humoralism plague london Jacobean Britain

Only a few fading splotches of paint remained on the rotting townhouse's front door, but whenever Lidea Stockwell saw them, she couldn't help remembering how the door had looked the day she and her family were sealed inside to live or die as God willed.

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