Essays

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Finding Myself in Speculative Fiction Again After Leaving Other Worlds Behind

While the Black Lives Matter movement is finally receiving long-overdue mainstream focus, there are many separate social issues beneath that wide umbrella. One of the topics gaining attention right now in the quest for true equality is representation in literature. Hence, Black creators’ promotion of Black Voices Matter. A quick perusal of that hashtag on […]

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Transforming Anxiety

I first encountered one of my favorite werewolf stories in Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity Through the Renaissance by Leslie A. Sconduto. It’s the poem Bisclavert, written in the late 1100s by a woman known as Marie de France. It was the first story about the ‘noble werewolf’ archetype, rather than […]

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Hands On

This past winter, I was hired to write a tie-in novella for Vampire: The Masquerade. I decided to write about sheep. I invented a small farming and arts commune based here in Portland, Oregon, and I filled it with oblivious humans and romantic vampires. It was inspired in no small part by all the farming […]

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Thank You, Patreon Supporters!

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Prayer Room Science Fiction

Seven Fridays ago, the authorities in Indonesia cancelled public religious gatherings, and a state of emergency was declared in my hometown of Jakarta. All due to COVID-19. The mosques, including Jakarta’s giant Masjid Istiqlal, which can house 200,000, are now empty in lieu of five prayers a day. The churches and temples have exhaled people, […]

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