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Published Mar 6, 2019 · 1,189 words (5 minutes) · 1 view
Originally published at Penumbra magazine, a Tangent online recommended read of 2013, later reprinted in Niteblade Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. *TRIGGER WARNING* During the Battle of Okinawa and the following occupation, 76 cases of rape were reported. Historians estimate hundreds more went unreported. This is a story about one woman's survival through metamorphosis.
Published Mar 6, 2019 · 1,454 words (6 minutes) · 84 views
In which trouble is waiting in the drivers seat for Alice. This is chapter seven of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.
Published Mar 6, 2019 · 4,922 words (18 minutes) · 65 views
Kellsey’s mother, long-dead from a terminal illness, only speaks to her in pre-recorded videos. But Kellsey’s mother speaks to Kevin, since she could never know that her child would one day transition. When Kellsey learns that her hormone treatments now make her susceptible to the same cancer that killed her mother—and that a new medical procedure can alter her internal gender identity—she must choose between becoming the son she never wanted to be or the daughter she may not survive as.
Published Mar 5, 2019 · 7,717 words (29 minutes) · 74 views
Adyahksa Samahita left India as an aspiring writer and returns as an acclaimed but jaded darling of the literary world ... and a writer who has run out of stories to tell. Out in the countryside of Uttar Pradesh, he meets someone or something that challenges everything he thought he knew about writing and life. This story first appeared in Amazing Stories and was later anthologized in Best Erotic Fantasy, edited by Cecilia Tan.
Published Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 51 views
A rather grim take on greeting cards, inspired by a former colleague's exasperated comment that "there's a greeting card for EVERYTHING these days!"
Published Mar 5, 2019 · 5,899 words (22 minutes) · 78 views
I love collaborative writing--to me, it combines everything I love best about writing (creation, imagination, that indefinable spark) with everything I love best about editing (figuring out another creative person’s mind and working out how best to express it). Plus, it’s just fun to play together. This story was written for Gears and Levers Volume 1, from Sky Warrior, April 2012, and reprinted in my collection Eastlick and Other Stories, 2013.