Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thanks, Strange Horizons Readers!

This is a bit late (been busy) but the results of the Strange Horizons 2015 Readers Poll came out, and "Liminal Grid" is #3 in the fiction category!!! I'm stoked to be on the same list as my friend Gabby Reed, a tremendous writer.

Also on the poll lists are incredible poems by Rose Lemberg and Shweta Narayan, and Rose's incredible article on using folklore in fiction!

Congrats to all the winners, and thanks for voting, readers!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New poem!

My latest poem, "Assimilation," is up at inkscrawl, a journal of minimalist speculative micropoetry! I share a table of contents with some wonderful people, and the editor, Bogi Tak√°cs is a delightful person who keeps an eye out for marginalized voices! E tweets about #diversesff with a series of recommendations.

"Assimilation" was inspired by the batik-dyeing process and Sean Kelly's Rainway challenge dress on Project Runway!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Forgive Yourself, For There Are Stars

Content warning for talk of depression and suicide.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quick hit fic: Dinosaurs

At UC Riverside, there are two different science fiction reading groups for graduate students, one out of the English department which is more theory-based, and one out of the Creative Writing department which is more craft-based. I attended the latter one, and we had a writing prompt last month: a flash fic, 500 words, on the keyword "dinosaurs." 

Because of a variety of reasons I didn't get around to writing my dinosaur flash fic until the meeting itself, and while everyone talked around me, I quickly typed up some 483 words. I had the idea for the first part most of the month, but didn't know how the rest of it would pan out. But I knew I wanted to think through evolution, and generational change.

Here it is!