Category: Writing
Another Year.
Another Year.This year has been terrible. (Not the beginning of a personal essay, just an observation on everything in general. I genuinely don’t know if there’s more to say; certainly I can add nothing beyond that, except that if 2017 felt like a boulder pinning you down, you are not alone.) This is some of the work I did this year.…
“Intro to Prom”
"Intro to Prom"My latest short story, “Intro to Prom,” is out now at Clarkesworld! It’s about fish, waiting, and the end of the world.…
Outlander
OutlanderI’ve been recapping the third season of Outlander over at the New York Times! It has been a rollercoaster. This is a show that’s very comfortable with reinventing itself as circumstances dictate. It knows you are probably here for Claire and/or Jamie, and aside from the central tenet of their romance, everything around them is subject to change.…
“Familiaris”
"Familiaris"Last year, my story “Familiaris” was published in THE STARLIT WOOD. It’s about fairy tales, motherhood, and how stories get made. This year, “Familiaris” was reprinted in LIGHTSPEED! You can read it here: “I mean, if you don’t want to have one,” he says, that single line down the center of his forehead like his face is about to peel.…
What I Wrote: Harlots, Handmaids, Radium, and Dancing
What I Wrote: Harlots, Handmaids, Radium, and DancingThere’s something to be said for Peak TV. Sure, my TV backlog is getting embarrassing and I keep maxing out the number of hours on my recorder and having to watch very strange collections of old episodes in a row trying to juggle the tone shifts in seven shows at once, but man, I’ve been watching some good TV.…
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the BeastWell, the live-action Disney Beauty and the Beast remake has come out! And it turns out, I must have been waiting my whole life for this day, because all of March was basically me being unable to shut up about Beauty and the Beast in any form, for several reasons. First up was the official review for Ars Technica; I had made a reference to “Something There That Wasn’t There Before,” but I appreciate that the actual headline makes no bones about my overall feelings.…