So, first of all, I have TWO pieces in the 6th volume of FUCKIT: a ‘zine. This issue’s theme is “Death to Cringe,” and I am quite excited to be a part of that.
Those of you who enjoyed “There are No Lost Worlds” might be interested in “A (Lovely) Companion Piece,” wherein we learn … well, stuff we probably already knew about how certain people think you brainwash a lady.
Also we have a poem called “Cringe Is the Plan. The Plan Is Death,” which is about my girl Alice Sheldon. Y’all, I have loved James Tiptree, Jr. since I was like 16 and didn’t know that was a pen name. I read James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon last year and was struck by how many knots Alli Sheldon tied herself into throughout her life, trying to reconcile who she was with who she thought she should be and who she wanted to be (and who she thought she should want to be), and all of it was tangled up with being a woman. And so a poem was born.
(For the record, I am aware of the murder-suicide thing, and the questions about ableism there.)
In other news, you may notice a new link in my link lists, to one Jaxton Kimble’s website. That would be the Writer Formerly Known as Jason Kimble, still the BFF, and now writing under an assumed name for … reasons.
No … nothing nefarious, why would you assume that? It’s not like he, I dunno, had his identity compromised by a rival mad scientist and had to go on the lam to avoid lawsuits for property damage due to giant, rampaging ocelots or anything. No, that’s not weirdly specific, what sort of world do you live in that this sort of thing isn’t everyday?
Anyway, feel free to hop over to his website and find out about the rampaging ocelots (or lack thereof) and his upcoming publications!