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:
(Also available through Barnes and Noble, Apple/iBooks and Kobo.)
Length: 5, 108 words / 14 PDF pages.