Slowing down

Slowing down

There’s this idea of modern society moving faster and faster. And certainly, it feels like that a lot of the time. 2020 has already been a couple decades long and it feels like it’s just getting longer every day. And it’s not just the news. Hustle...
Making Space

Making Space

This summer we’ve been making a lot of changes in the apartment. We’ve been getting rid of stuff we won’t use, clothes that are too small or too big or beyond mending, rearranging what’s staying, getting some more where needed. Bags and bags of...
Fiction by black writers

Fiction by black writers

If you’re reading this blog, it probably comes as no surprise to you that there’s a lot of truly excellent fiction that’s been written by black authors. I decided to gather my favorites into a post because I have yet to meet a person whose reading...
Who gets to go?

Who gets to go?

SFF Fandom is once more embroiled in controversy because old, venerated white guys who are known for being racist and/or sexist and/or ableist and/or harassers and still getting a platform. I’m not going to go through who did what and where and why. If...
Sold: The Scale of Defiance!

Sold: The Scale of Defiance!

A while ago I tweeted thusly: I JUST SIGNED MY FIRST SHORT STORY CONTRACT! THIS IS HIGHLY EXCITING!!! Details at a later date, but Y'ALL I SIGNED MY FIRST MOTHERFUCKING CONTRACT JUST NOW. A CONTRACT! FOR SOMEONE! TO PUBLISH! MY WORDS! WORDS THAT I WROTE! —...