My life as an NPC

For the last six weeks, my life has become very local. I work from home. I relax at home. I follow along with virtual dance classes using a kitchen chair as a barre. I schedule virtual hangouts with friends and carry my computer around so I can sit on the patio while it's light out… Continue reading My life as an NPC

Reading Roundup: February 2020

After We All Died by Alison Cobb. One of my creative writing classes assigned part of this collection of poetry and poetic prose, and the instructor recommended I read the rest after she read my speculative fiction short story (alluded to last month). This poetry is not about the future per se, but it is… Continue reading Reading Roundup: February 2020

The Return of Gaming Summer

Last summer was a social, exploratory Summer of Gaming. Last year I finally gave myself the gift of an up-to-date console, pre-packed with half a dozen games I'd already reserved for free. Game-playing became a delightfully communal experience: I scheduled low-key hangouts with other gaming friends to try out new-to-me games (like Oxenfree, which thrilled… Continue reading The Return of Gaming Summer

Reading Roundup: June 2019

Friends, did you know that you do not have to scavenge bookstore clearance tables to read affordably as well as ravenously? You do not have to wait for coveted books to go on sale, or pounce on ARCs before they are published? Did you know you could check out all the new fiction you please… Continue reading Reading Roundup: June 2019

Meet your new centuries-old boyfriend

I'm not well-read in the romance genre, so I wouldn't say that I am familiar with romance tropes and common themes. However, I've been devouring fantastical fiction like it's my job (btw, I would be happy to make this my job! Hire me to write book reviews!) and I keep bumping into this one character… Continue reading Meet your new centuries-old boyfriend