This page collects my side stories, one-shots and other random detours through the Marchverse. Friendship, Attraction and A Gift of Naming are set a couple of hundred years before the other Marchverse books, while Fletcher Ace is set a hundred years after.
* Indicates either bonus side stories or Patreon exclusive stories.
A sapphic aromantic wishes to partner a dragon’s handmaiden without the complications of a romantic relationship, but finds comfort in her friendship with her own dragon.
Length: 993 words / 4 PDF pages.
A sapphic aromantic fears that her interest in another girl may be best explained by a word she doesn’t wish applied to her–romance.
Length: 989 words / 4 PDF pages.
Even in the best of circumstances, it’s no easy thing to tell the parent who named you that your name no longer fits.
Contains: A genderless gardener wishing for a name that better describes hir and the trans mother who knows that such gifts should never become obligations.
Length: 1200 words / 4 PDF pages.
Note: A stand-alone short story about a brand-new character.
Moll of Sirenne needs prompts in their girdle book to navigate casual conversations, struggles to master facial expressions and feels safest weeding the monastery’s vegetable gardens. Following their call to service, however, means offering wanderers in need a priest’s support and guidance. A life free of social expectation to court, wed and befriend does outweigh their fear of causing harm—until forgetting the date of a holiday provokes a guest’s ire and three cutting words: lifeless and loveless.
A priest must expand a guest’s sense of human worth, but what do they do when their own comes under question? Can an autistic, aromantic priest ever expect to serve outside the garden? And what day is it…?
Contains: A middle-aged, agender priest set on defying social norms around love; an alloromantic guest with a journey to undergo in conquering her amatonormativity and ableism; an elderly aromantic priest providing irascible reassurance; and the story of how Moll became Esher’s guiding priest.
Length: 8, 062 words / 32 PDF pages.
Contains: A library in some disarray; a young magician on a quest; a dragon reflecting on hir past human attendants; and a mythology celebrating the similarities between dragons and autistics.
Length: 4, 047 words / 12 PDF pages.
Yuissa is the only partner Adelin wants, but survival in Ihrne requires both girls to keep secret their truth. No matter: they’re only a year away from having coin enough to escape to a cottage in Greenstone, a paradise of vegetable gardens, rescued cats and unrestrained affection. They can survive anything until then, right? Yet when Adelin’s worried mother and grandmother plot to solve Adelin’s unwed state by forcing her to court a male acquaintance, Yuissa thinks a beard the only answer.
A queer-seeming bookseller called Nevolin ein Yinne may do, but the process of asking isn’t quite so simple…
Contains: A cis, sapphic, probably-demiromantic shopgirl defying restrictive notions of good; a cis, bisexual, autistic shopgirl defying restrictive notions of abled; two older cishet women enduring and perpetrating misogyny; and a promise of a future possessed of a goodly number of cats.
Links: Part One | Part Two
Length: 4, 021 words (thus far).
Complete The Eagle Court Reading Order: Catch a Man (Have the Girl)* | Different in Other Ways* | Their Courts of Crows | Maybe When the Bones Crumble* | A Prince of the Dead | Loveless* | The King of Gears and Bone | Like the Other Prince
* Bonus side stories or Patreon exclusives.
An expensive education and a growing eldritch library hasn’t helped Fletcher Ace, local witch, end the drought gripping the town of Shadowdale. The town council may have a better solution than waiting on hir magic, one that involves the selling of romance to people “out there”, but Fletch isn’t prepared for just how it will involve hir…
Contains: The ultimate collection of a-spec pun character names, lots of purple and green, a genderqueer witch who doesn’t mean to drive hir kin up the wall, a quest that exists for future snark on the subject of amatonormativity, a little relationship anarchy and capital-F family.
Length: 7, 549 words.
Note: A stand-alone piece set a hundred years after The King of Gears and Bone.