Creative Writing

December 2017

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Maker: Darius chose Tes’s presence over his health, a gift for which books, stones and homewares are no just recompense. How can ze repay a magician when ze isn’t sure, despite his words, that ze still belongs at the College?

September 2017

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Interlude – Resonance: Kit lives by the rule of the crow and the rule of story, but neither, despite a life of guardianship, quite prepare him for the fate suggested by a coil of worn, brown leather.

June 2017

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Flight: The obligation a rescuer has to a ward gives Darius a sense of purpose and the added benefit of avoiding Amelia, but finding Tes means negotiations with the belt and Tes hirself…

March 2017

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Skin: Darius survives the gnomes and contemplates the stories told in scars. Amelia tries to make a well-trodden point. March waves a spoon. What do their words matter to Darius, though, when all he hears is the choking, insufferable envelopment of safety?

February 2017

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Consequences: Tes enters the Tower with hir pack, hir plans and hir magic only to discover that ze isn’t the hunter—and the consequences of hir mistake aren’t hirs to bear.

December 2016

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Shadows: Tes overhears March talking to Darius, ponders the mystery that is the Greensward and decides to risk the Left Tower in search of fabric.

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Homecoming: Darius Liviu arrives in Greenstone to take up March’s offer of a teaching job, only for the belt to betray a certain confidence involving the dead Efe Kadri.

November 2016

Certain Eldritch Artefacts (rewrite): Darius Liviu has braved the chaos of Rajad’s Great Souk in search of a talking sword. The sword he finds may or may not be tolerable. It may not even be a sword. It has other ideas on the matter of being a lover’s token, however: ideas that make Darius ponder the reason he travelled at all…

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Connection: Tes meets hir new roommate Holly Naoko, learns from the chattering historian Iris Edmé and discovers ze does, in fact, possess a valuable trade.

October 2016

The Adventurer King: Efe Kadri is obnoxious, boorish, overwhelming and royal, but he just might be the person Darius needs to find purpose in his wandering life.

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Introduction: March introduces Tes to the College, Master Faiza, the kitchen and his theory of telepathic bacon.

September 2016

Pain Study: A not-essay rendering of what it is to live with chronic pain.

The Unnatural Philosophy of Kit March – Welcome: Tes Alden arrives at a school impaled by giant rhubarb, faces the bacon test and finds an ally in the College’s headmaster.

August 2015

Their Courts of Crows: Short fiction on war, conflict, family and necromancy.

April 2014

Surrender, my dear (the world as it is): A not-essay rendering of what it feels to live in the world as a non-binary person.

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