On Wednesday July 27th, I released a short story (also known as a piece of micro fiction) over on Amazon, called Executive Order 786. It’s an eBook and it’s an alternate recent history tale in the first person point-of-view of an unnamed nonbinary individual. Here is the snippet:
When the previous president of the United States was elected and began his extremely discriminatory shenanigans, I was overcome with a lot of fears and awful feelings of helplessness. This short story is something that I wrote during that period as a way to process and deal with all of those thoughts and emotions. Because of that, it’s an extremely important and very vulnerable piece of writing for me. I wanted to publish it back during that time, but I was nervous, anxious, and uncertain of how it would be received. Recently, I’ve come to really accept myself, who I am, where I come from, and what my personal beliefs/ethics are. I also have learned that silence never changes a goddamned thing. While it may feel a tad bit too late for this story to make its mark, it is still something I needed to share with the world, to let others who may be feeling similarly to know that they aren’t alone and this won’t be our end, no matter how much more awful or horrifying things become. It’s only the end when we say we’re done, and I don’t know about others out there, but I will never be done with trying to harness my right to exist as I am, regardless of the labels that seem to define me superficially.
It’s a very short story—only 9 pages—and can be bought for $1 for Kindle eBook devices and apps. It will mean the world to me if you’d take a moment and check out this small tale. It will be a part of a much bigger anthology that shall be releasing towards the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023, which will include other short stories and poems that are personal and that gave me strength—and continue to give me strength and cushion my fortitude—as I move forward.
That does it for this announcement. I appreciate all of the support that y’all give me as a blogger, Indie author, and just as a regular queer individual in general. I’ll never be able to truly express the depth of gratitude I feel for your care and kindness.
Until next time, keep reading and keep otakuing, my friends!