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Monopoly and Appropriation

is there a support group for people who used to like the word “diversity” but now they want to burn it with fire

— Sofia Samatar (@SofiaSamatar) …

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Genre Fiction

How to Make Characters Uncomfortable

Fiction should not be nice to its characters. As soon as a character reveals some preference (I like this but hate that), the story has an obligation to force the character into that hated thing. 907 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

Micro-fiction 002 - Hybrid (Echoes series)


A twisting tale that teases at notions of humanity, and identity. A high-functioning robot wanders alone in the forests of a terra-formed planet, fearing for its life. 1,430 more words

Dark Fantasy

Your Real Smile

I came across this photo when I was scrolling through our photographer’s album from our Orthodox wedding earlier this summer. “It’s my real smile!” I said aloud (because I talk to myself, as one does). 692 more words

Writing As Woman

On Genre Fiction being the Scum of the Literary World

Why do you read books?

I mean seriously. Why bother? Its paper, ink and made up people and places and mostly none of it is true. 834 more words


Book Review: SOFT APOCALYPSES by Lucy A. Snyder

Soft is a particularly ironic description for this collection of short fiction by Lucy A. Snyder.

Brutal. Grisly. Unflinching.

These are all words that are easier to associate with the dark nature of her stories. 952 more words

Genre Fiction