Here’s my single sentence flash on coming into a queer enby identity through shifting haircuts over the years & fighting dogma & norms; the accompanying art by Jay Baker is incredible, & huge thanks to Jason Thayer & Complete Sentence for taking this!
A writer I admire was a beta reader for The Brother We Share, and they sent their notes last night. Said things like “pushing the boundaries of what is possible” and “still in awe.” Said the manuscript was “perhaps the most immersive and visceral thing” they’ve read in a while. 😭 So yeah, that just made my week.
Could not be more stoked to share this! I’m a huge fan of Micro, one of my favorite podcasts, listen to it every week, and I can now say that I’ve been on the show! Today’s episode is basically Halloween in May, and I’ve got a spooky little dystopian micro for you guys. Huge thanks again to Mallory Smart over at Maudlin House for picking this one up in the first place! It’s time for SPOOKS.
Woke up to a super kind acceptance from J. Archer Avary over at Sledgehammer Lit! This is a flash, but it’s also a straight up excerpt from The Brother We Share, so this feels especially fantastic. Encouraging to see that this story is already resonating. This piece drops 6/14!
So stoked about the acceptance I just got from Jason Thayer over at Complete Sentence, accepted 28 minutes after I submitted! 😱 I seriously can’t wait to share my single sentence queer flash “All the Haircuts You Used to Have” with all of you. 😊
The Brother We Share is done and ready for beta readers! This was my pandemic project, and Harmony & I are getting our second shots tomorrow, so this feels right. I’m so happy to be here. This is for the stories that almost ended, the semicolons where there could’ve been periods.
A story in two parts:
I wrote a Midsommar poem and sent it out for this anthology that Kristin Garth is putting together with The Daily Drunk, and it got picked up! I am seriously over the moon about this. Can’t wait to read/share! Aaahhhhh!!!!
I’ve got fiction in here! It’s a piece about nostalgia and sexuality and lost love, and I’m really proud of it. Guest appearances by Angel Olsen, Q101, Gorillaz, and Chicago’s el. Huge thanks to Chris Talbot-Heindl for picking this up, and for fostering such an amazing community. 😊 Check out the full issue here!
This wasn’t easy to write, but I’m glad I did, grateful I get to share it and still be here. Honored that Rejection Letters saw something in it. Speaking of hopeful: Today, I got to see this go live and schedule an appt. for my first dose of the vaccine. Taking that as a sign. You can read this piece here. ❤