Fiction

Seven Questions in Exchange

She follows the signs deeper as a weight in her gut grows colder with every step. It’s almost been long enough that she’s forgotten the finer details. Almost.

Oct 22, 2021
Reflections on an Invisible Girl

People wanted to see the girl who’d disappeared and come back. They wanted to see Romy—who insisted she could not be seen.

Oct 15, 2021
The Hawk

You are thirteen so, of course, I am convinced I still have some say over you.

Oct 08, 2021
Other Emily

“Commerce!” Emily shouted. “The hoarding and ceding and exchange of power. I see no clearer path into the souls of human people.”

Oct 01, 2021
The Last of the Boys

That’s the problem with photographs, isn’t it? They remind you who is missing.

Sep 24, 2021
Poly Throuple Technology

What we liked most of all was each other. All three of us, the glorious fabric of the relationship, the family we made of ourselves—but we were losing the exhilaration we’d once felt, the wild emotional loops of our shared-identity roller coaster.

Sep 17, 2021
Not Kinky

The audience Q and A begins, and someone asks about the relationship between kink and queerness.

Sep 10, 2021
Become of Me

Do not fear your moments of sorrow, your deep frustration, the force of your being. I have made you strong enough to want and not receive.

Sep 03, 2021
The Summer of BSSZ

I’d tilt myself and roll to each side on the dirt, offering the bees new areas of my body.

Aug 27, 2021
House Was a Fist

A house birthed me and will likely be the death of me.

Aug 20, 2021
Café May

Even at their best, in-laws were the occupational hazard of loving someone else.

Aug 13, 2021
Her Mother’s Spoons

Jealous of objects, that’s what grief makes you.

Aug 06, 2021
The Moon and What You Get Back

She tells me our tip percentage is all about our mindset, even though people don’t tip well at brunch.

Jul 30, 2021
The Abaarso School for Clever Girls

Melinda’s violation of their agreement—to stay the same for each other, forever—was so profound that she split their shared sphere in two.

Mother’s Wolves

My mind drifted to the almost-lycanthropic being I’d imagined her becoming, half wolf, half researcher, neither coming back to me, dead or alive.

Jul 16, 2021
After the Diversity Panel

Had we been diverse enough? Had we changed hearts, minds, and souls? Had we been . . . truthful?

Jul 09, 2021
Acceptable Forms of Agony

It was during my third year of teaching the saints at Holy Trinity that the burning began.

Wolf Facts

If there were any justice in the world, I would have been born a wolf. Instead, I’m a seventh grader.

Jun 25, 2021
What Happens to Little Girls

"Something in the hole grabs back. Something that doesn’t give up. Something with fingers and nails just like mine."

Jun 11, 2021
Fifty Last Dates

Back then I genuinely believed that every next man was the last one.

Jun 04, 2021