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Tropes as Erasers: A Transgender Perspective

by on Dec 13, 2016 in Nonfiction | 3 comments

TW: This essay includes frank discussion of anti-trans tropes, rapes, murders, and hate crimes. Additionally, if you Google “Tropes about Transgender people,” you are likely to end up on a WordPress site named “TransgenderTropes101.” This is a hate site and is best avoided. I grew up...

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This is a Ghost Story

by on Nov 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

These are not all the same man, but they could be.   On a muted television: He smirks like he’s found the way out of an impossible maze, like he hasn’t a care in the world. Except that if you look in his eyes, you’ll see the breadcrumbs leading right back to the labyrinth. You’ll feel a...

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Advertising at the End of the World

by on Sep 8, 2009 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

4,400 Words Five years after her husband died, two years after she moved to a cabin in Montana, and six months after the world ended, Marie opened her curtains to discover her front garden overrun with roving, stumbling advertisements. Marie hadn’t seen one since she’d sold her condo and...

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