Issue 3 of Waxing and Waning is up! It contains a story I wrote called Won’t You Go My Way? It’s about sorrow and siblings and mental illness and perseverance, but most importantly, it’s about cats.
So there’s this anthology out there called Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones, which collects art, poetry, and prose. Their latest issue, Volume 7 is out now, and it includes a piece of flash fiction I wrote! You can purchase a print copy or read a free PDF on their site. When I was writing “We … More New Story: “We All Return to the Water Some Day”
CutBank Literary Journal has an annual feature called “All Accounts and Mixtures,” which is devoted to showcasing writing from queer authors. This year they’ve been kind enough to include a short story I wrote called “Let’s Talk About the Forest.” I am very excited about this! It’s a story that’s pretty near and dear to me. … More New Story: “Let’s Talk About the Forest”
I’ve never made a fiction zine before, which is weird because I love reading and writing fiction, so I decided to get on that. A “fox wedding” (or “coyote wedding,” or “[insert trickster god here] wedding”) is a common name for a sun shower. You know, when it’s storming and sunny at the same time. … More New Zine: Fox Wedding #1
Is it a strength or a weakness that I can’t control my characters for shit? When I start a new story, I usually sit down knowing the general themes to cover, plus a vague idea of how the plot should be structured. I’ve never done a thorough outline, because I’m never sure what kind of … More Fiction and Discipline
I’ve signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo, a special session of National Novel Writing Month with more relaxed rules. I wasn’t planning to do it this year, but then I discovered they changed the settings. Instead of aiming for a certain word count, you can make a certain number of lines, pages, hours, or minutes your … More Camp
A Lonely Riot Magazine was kind enough to publish my short story Gabriel this morning. I wrote the first draft of this story two or three years ago, and I was starting to worry it would never find a good home. It’s not exactly horror or a crime story, but it’s a little dark and violent for … More New Story: “Gabriel”
Or at least a rough draft of one. According to Google Docs, I created this project on September 7, 2014, just shy of two years ago. It’s about 27,000 words, meaning I wrote about 2,250 words per month. Clearly I am not a fast writer, but I kept plugging along. It’s called “The Wide, Mad … More I Wrote a Novella!