I have a friend who finds death not only distasteful, but personally insulting. Discussions with them are very interesting. In the process, I have come to understand my own view of death. It isn’t death itself that is so problematic to me, it’s the severing of connections. When someone dies, that connection you had with … More In Memoriam (Add Salt To Taste)
I have a problem. It may require some kind of treatment or therapy, I’m not sure. But it eats at me, absorbing my energies, burning my time, and holding my attention. Every time I think I’m free of it, it hits me again. No matter if it’s 4 a.m. or in the middle of my … More Too Many Threads
Sometimes, the Internet is a painful place. Actually, it isn’t the ‘net’s fault for holding onto things I’d forgotten about. But it hurts all the same. I’d like to tell you the story, since it’s fairly complicated. About twenty years ago (so this is way before I transitioned), I was in graduate school. It was … More A Life Less Lived
Y’all haven’t seen me in a while. Like several months. I’m a bad correspondent and I’ll be the first to admit it. However, this time I’m going to claim that it’s really not my fault. Back at the time of my last post (September, 2021 for those keeping score) I was on a high because … More Not A Fun Hobby
I know: my first post here was about getting published, several years ago now. Thanks to COVID and the joys of the publication process, it’s taken until now to get a release date. So! My first published piece, “Bloody Chrysalis,” will be published in the forthcoming anthology Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Second Edition. It’s currently … More Holy Smokes, It’s Coming!
It’s been a while since I posted anything. But! It hasn’t been more than 24 hours since I wrote something of substance. I’m on the writing train again, and have been for the past couple of weeks. It’s been a gusher and I couldn’t be happier. I have a friend to thank for that. She’s … More Collaborative Mayhem
I had a conversation with my therapist…oh, a couple years ago now. About perspective and reality; I question both. Deeply and frequently. As an author, I very often put my mind into places that technically don’t exist and I can stay there for days at a time. By the definition I learned back in college, … More The Psychotic Author
I recently took a vacation to southeastern Virginia. Williamsburg, to be precise. The July 4 weekend is my partner’s and my anniversary, and we decided we wanted to go do something. After a year and a half of being shuttered in the house thanks to COVID, we wanted out and to go have fun. We … More Just Like Me
Smear CampaignsCovert predators spread falsehoods to slander your reputation and degrade your credibility to others…They may gossip behind your back, slander you to their or your loved ones, create stories that depict you as the abuser while they play the victim, and claim that you engaged in the same behaviors that they are afraid you … More Gossip Grenade
I have long been a fan of text-based adventuring. At the (obvious) risk of showing my age, I remember when my next door neighbor brought home Infocom’s Infidel for his Atari 800 computer. We died…a lot. Our junior high had just purchased brand new Apple IIe computers, and another friend brought in what has become … More You Interact With Your Fiction?