Sunshine and Laughter (Part IX)

Start from Part I Ok, here's where the light-hearted alternative comes in. Don't read the following post unless you're up for an emotional challenge. Instead, have a shiny new character page. Character page! It's got evidence that I'm trying my hand at digital art and am also very, very new to digital art and drawing … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part IX)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part VIII)

Start from Part I So, 2020. The year of throwing kerosene on the fire. Massive work deadline drained my juices but I'm back. When I say 'massive,' I mean if I disclosed what it was, you'd ask why the eff I was doing anything else, especially more writing, guaranteed. I had a BLM-type essay queued … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part VIII)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part V)

Start from Part I "Come on. Come on, come on, come on." This marked the fifth time in three seconds Xiyuan had refreshed his text messages. They hadn't changed. There was a moment at quarter-to-eight when he leapt to unholster his phone on the first vibrate, giving Bernard a taste of what phasing through a … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part V)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part III)

Start from Part I "Mom, it's eight, I gotta make it to school." Hector, like all members of his species, had an innate sense of time when it came to appointments. Promptly at 8 A.M., when the school day started, or at other government-set times, his neurochemistry lit up like Christmas and he was compelled … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part III)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part II)

Start from Part I "Pinche pendejo. ¿Qué chingados cree que está haciendo? ¿Qué chingados?" Claudia projected her asshole ex onto the punching bag. She shoved it hard with both hands. You mess with douches, your vag is going to dry out It'd been a couple days since the breakup. She'd cut things off, no trouble, … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part II)

Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part I)

(One of the joys of SimLit is collaborating with creators who specialize in different areas: some people make gorgeous custom content, others could get an honorary degree in interior design with their Build Mode experience, others master a half-dozen trade programs to set up stunning photographs, others can whip up a character in CAS with … Continue reading Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part I)

Unlike Mike (Part I)

"Ah, darling, it's been too long," she said, illuminating with her presence a room not unlike one dreamed up by a kindergartener in their geometric phase who wanted to capture the informed nostalgia of life as depicted in vintage photographs but whose understanding of both causality and color-negative film left something to be desired. Aileen … Continue reading Unlike Mike (Part I)

Bathed in Blue: The Induction of a Legend

By Rachel Walsh (originally published in H&Maid Magazine) It's always crowded in Spice Market, but nine square feet to yourself and a cup of stall-bought tea can plunge you into your own vibrant world. I bring my cup of instant Fall to my nose, and although it's summer outside my little bubble, inside it's heady … Continue reading Bathed in Blue: The Induction of a Legend