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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
Published Oct 4, 2018 · 9,334 words (34 minutes) · 46 views
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.
Published Oct 4, 2018 · 4,099 words (15 minutes) · 46 views
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.
Published Jul 31, 2018 · 5,214 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes · 270 views
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.