The brand new issue of Luna Station Quarterly is out, and includes my story “There’s No Need to Fear the Darkness.” (CW: child death)
This is one I’d kind of given up on ever finding a home and tossed out on submission *one more time* before I was going to put it in the trunk. (Don’t self reject and keep on submitting, is what I’m trying to say.) I’m so glad to finally see it out there in the world. There are structural things about it that I think I might have done better, were I to write it today, but on a prose level I think it’s maybe the best thing I’ve ever written. I’m nervous about how this one will be received in a way I haven’t been for a while. I just don’t know if people will like it. But *I* like it. So.
It’s about a polyam thruple who can raise the dead, and a woman who has a lot of damage and imperfection but is trying to use her powers the best way she can. For more than that, you’ll just have to head to Luna Station Quarterly and check it out.
By the way, I don’t know if my content warnings are really effective for potential readers. But the past few stories I’ve had out, in particular, had elements that I knew might make some people uncomfortable, and I’m trying to be up front about that. I’m trying to be more mindful of how people might interact with my work and words; it’s a process. So tl; dr if you have comments on my use of content warnings, think I don’t do enough, or think they’re overkill, drop me a line.