i sent u my verse, pls respond
laying out a tender organ between unskillful fingers; hands shaking as I offered up a blurry picture of something intimate, naked, vaguely expressed — I immediately wished I’d played it off as a joke instead I feel the creeping slinking regret the cold drops of sweaty fear in the hollow…
Migraine static gender
Migraines lead to strange dreams I slept and dreamed of strange monstrosities, hideous creatures tangled in the arms of conventional beauties my gender is something like a magpie, something like an omen but though I have no tusks or claws I slouch, my belly hangs low, I am hirstute Tangles of dark curling hair fall to my shoulders or float above my head If you asked me to embrace a monster, my arms would be open wide
Migraines lead to strange dreams
I slept and dreamed of strange monstrosities, hideous creatures
tangled in the arms of conventional beauties
my gender is something like a magpie, something like an omen
but though I have no tusks or claws
I slouch, my belly hangs low, I am hirstute
Tangles of dark curling hair fall to my shoulders
or float above my head
If you asked me to embrace a monster,
my arms would be open wide
if you called me a beauty
I would hide my face in shame
at the lie.
So, I Forgot to Mention — My Book is Out!
This is a short one, because I just got back home from the book launch at Analog Books here in Lethbridge — a fantastic independent bookstore that everyone should check out. It was small, just myself and a few friends, but the bookstore was open a bit late tonight and…
The End of an Era
Releasing soon, it’s the final book in the Meaning Wars series — A Jade’s Trick! I’ve been hard at work on this, and I’m so excited to be this close to the finish line. “Outgunned. Outmanned. Outnumbered. But out of luck? Not yet… Crystal has left her abusive husband, and…
In Celebration of the Mary Sue
When the ninth Star Wars movie came out, Rise of Skywalker, a particular term from writing communities online started to become ubiquitous. Horribly, it made its way around the internet’s Manosphere, as particularly oafish chuds keen for low-hanging fruit reached for this easy prize. …
Apex Published Me!
I’ve currently got COVID — it doesn’t look serious so far, but it’s certainly annoying, and I’m homebound. However, I thought you all might enjoy having a look at this. My article on polyamory and OT3s I’m hoping to get more articles out this year (I know, again) so stay…
I’m Getting Married!
…And that’s where I’ve been. The last six months have been hectic because of it. However, you can look forward to an article that mentions my marriage in July’s edition of Apex. Keep your eyes peeled! Although this isn’t a wedding blog, and although I try to take a light…
I Wrote About The Future; Then It Happened
So, you might have noticed a bit of a lack of blog posts over the winter. Well, this time it’s not (just) depression eating me alive. I made a thing — two things, actually. Consider this a soft reboot, and a perfectly good starting point in the series. Book 3…
Sin and Virtue: The Internet’s Secret Code
Okay, so not long ago, I put out a post (written in November, actually…) about the internet getting meaner. Since then, I’ve been wracking my brain about why it’s happening. Then I developed a theory that made it all snap into place. What makes someone end up as the main character on Twitter for a particular day? It might be a subculture issue — for…