In A Certain Light

“In a certain light, wouldn’t nuclear war be exciting?” he said.   There I was, on what would turn out to be the middle of a long string of Scruff dates that would lead nowhere but a weekday drinking habit.   He was in the Navy, maybe an officer if I remember correctly (which, I […]

Lie bumps on my tongue.

Text as Subtext

*bleedoop* There was a message on my phone. I was lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, trying to decide if googling “home remedies for depression” one more time would give me any advice beyond “diet and exercise”. The advice is always “exercise, have a routine, eat well, don’t drink”. Because people who exercise, people […]

18 Hours

In the third generation after we’d colonized the Douzaines Moons, the gems started appearing. A sort of shimmering blood-blister, growing under a fingernail, usually, though about one in a five get it under a toenail, becoming a full-fledged gémmoire a few years after the first flush of hormonal puberty has settled in. The First Ones […]

Greetings, from Queer Mountain

Being Gay in 2016

What’s it like to be gay in 2016? That’s a difficult topic to talk about. On the one hand, I only know what it’s like to be *me* in 2016. I have neither the knowledge nor the hubris to speak for the whole of Queer experience. On the other hand, as a Queer Person Myself, […]

The Artist At Work

A Short List of Mistakes I’ve Made

1. Going into Credit Card Debt. I have like five or six credit cards. None of them are “maxxed out” per se, but they’re all close to the limit. Each one was opened with a Very Good Reason in mind– this car needs a new set of tires, this keyboard needs a new computer, this […]