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How Targeted Worldbuilding Aids My Storytelling

Worldbuilding is more than magic, it’s about choosing the right bedrock to build your stories upon. This became more clear to me when I began experimenting with my approach to revising. In the past, I’ve either worked on Carrdia novels … Continue reading

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Owning Herself

She’d own it, because it was hers, because it was her. Self was self, was her life. She’d own it all. She was multiple women within. Dynamic. Depressed. Determined. Compassionate. Creative. She’d own all she was. Let someone else, disagree, … Continue reading

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Identities

We’re undercover operatives in life’s hide and seek clinging to the truth of who we are, but fearing should we speak. Having to justify our existence should we stray from the line, fearful that what other operatives see is our … Continue reading

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Her Life

She felt it all, each gentle current and buffeting wind, for she was in a fragile place while dying. There was the raging storm outside, it assailed with its fists. There was the dysphoric storm inside, it clawed at her … Continue reading

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Polly Chromatic

They called her Polly Chromatic, though it wasn’t her name. They said her real name didn’t matter, making one up was just the same. They didn’t count on her owning the name or wearing the colors with pride. Far better … Continue reading

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Ontyre Short Story: Taking Flight

Searching for balance when up was down, Clarta Baris staggered sideways to a collision with the closest seat. Breathing too fast, it turned out, was the same as not breathing at all. Meanwhile, her dislike for dying a horrible death … Continue reading

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