Gruesome Fragment

NOTE: This piece was originally intended to slot into the cryopunk world I was developing and displayed in my post “Too Many People.” Who knows? I still might. WARNING: This fragment is graphic. You’ve been warned. He didn’t know her name; he didn’t know any names of his horrors.  But she was young and round … More Gruesome Fragment

Concussive Terror

Very early Wednesday morning, I had what I believe is commonly termed an ‘in-home accident.’ Makes it sound very stale and flat. Like I pissed myself, or something. Or slipped on a bar of soap. In fact, it was a perfect storm of medicational side-effects, and it ended with me lying on the bedroom floor, … More Concussive Terror

Too Many People

Author’s Note: This story was written a very long time ago. It’s of note because it’s the first completed story I did in my cryopunk setting, which is the setting for a draft I’m working on, with the working title of A Star Gone Wrong. “It’s true!” “Come off it. A place as big-time as … More Too Many People

Next Of Kin

“Sir, we have your extension as a tertiary contact for Mrs. White. Something needs to be done, sir. She’s causing a host of problems.” “Where’s her daughter? And what the hell am I still doing on their contact information ten years later?” “Primary and secondary contacts Rebecca and Jordy Fordham are currently unavailable. Their phones … More Next Of Kin

Trauma Poison

I do realize that I write about trauma very often. For those who don’t care or don’t connect with it, just leave this space blank in your mind. Move on to something else. Perhaps a nice cup of tea or something. This time, I want to talk about how insidious the trauma response is. I’ve … More Trauma Poison

Emergence

For those who haven’t read my “About Me” page, firstly: shame on you. Second, I identify as non-binary, but have been actively in the process of transitioning to female for about three years now. That’s hormone therapy and the whole nine yards. In this time, it’s not so unusual or frightening. So why announce anything? … More Emergence

Perspective & Identity

A while back, I posted a piece about the text-based adventure community I participate in: Improbable Island. In the eight or so months that I’ve now been playing this game/writing with these wonderful people, I have two characters that I use. And, as I’ve watched other players interact with them, I’ve come to understand what … More Perspective & Identity

Wish Me Luck

In the midst of the resurgent virus, it’s been a slog to get through days. I know I’m not alone in this – all of my friends are saying the same. My friends from Trauma Camp, even moreso. So I find it interesting that stories are coming back to me. I’m still stuck on the … More Wish Me Luck