Old Fashioned: an Amelia March story

Cover image for K. A. Cook's "Old Fashioned: an Amelia March Story". Cover has a vector image cartoony style picture of a bedroom with rough-made furniture--bed, stool, chest of drawers, a shelf. Magical items like bone amulets, glowing mushrooms and spell bottles are hanging from or sitting on the shelf. The title and author credit are written in red and white handwritten type.The first Amelia March story. Old Fashioned takes place forty years before Tes arrives at the College in The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March and twenty-six years before Darius finds the belt in Certain Eldritch Artefacts.

Amelia March is tired of suitors breaking into her house after dark to express their undying love. Sure, it might be the fashion, but whatever happened to getting to know someone first? Why won’t they listen to her when she says she isn’t interested? And what does it mean that her cousin Kit thinks there’s a word for her approach to romantic relationships?

Old Fashioned is a story about finding words and the importance of fake cobwebs in the windows.

Contains: An irascible, trans, autistic witch learning the word “demiromantic”; her infuriating, gay, aromantic, trans cousin delivering an explanation; a black cat with an unimaginative name; and the bewildering actions of the alloromantic.

The original version of the story, where Amelia isn’t intentionally autistic and aromantic (and Kit isn’t present), can be found in Crooked Words. The new and expanded version can be found at the links below:

Links: PDF (read in browser) | PatreonSmashwords | Gumroad

PDF, EPUB and MOBI editions are available for download from Patreon.

(Also available through Barnes and Noble, Apple/iBooks and Kobo. This story has been reprinted in the When Quiver Meets Quill collection.)

Length: 5, 108 words / 14 PDF pages.

Complete Kit and Amelia Reading Order: Ringbound* | Absence of Language | Old Fashioned | Conception | The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March

* Bonus side stories or Patreon exclusives.