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Charmaine and her two fathers, Johan and Silas, live on Astrin, a space station in the Andromeda Galaxy; while Char feels like taking out the trash every time her classmate Starlee speaks to her, it’s her Dads who really do that sort of work. They’re a Mid Level family. And that means little […]
This is the first installment in Blinded, a three-part science fiction serialization about a teenage girl living in a space station far from Earth.
The trouble didn’t start when my boyfriend and I broke up eight weeks before prom. The trouble started when I decided to go anyway and my dads offered to dress me. “You’ll look so hot. He’ll die,” said Charlie. “He’ll already have been dead for weeks; he’s gonna kill himself out of guilt,” said Frank. […]
I Starting across a bridge in her small American city, a girl—call her Kara—thinks she might be done with swimming. For any number of reasons. Maybe she’s developed a sudden aversion to chlorine. Maybe the sport takes up too much time, time better spent studying, or playing guitar, or fantasizing about her crush. It could […]
My pants don’t fit. These are the good ones, the khakis from J Crew, the ones everyone wears. No matter how much I tug on the legs, pulling them down past my waist, there’s still a wide gap between the hem and my foot. When I look in the mirror over my bedroom dresser, I […]
Denver vs. LA I lived longer in LA than I’ve lived in Denver, so I definitely remember LA. They’re different. LA is a lot more fast-paced and everything is spread out, and so you can’t necessarily do a lot of things.