Something else to do during your Plague Vacation: read excerpts from a sci fi novel which culturally-appropriates a fumbling lesbian teen sex initiation mishap, while investigating the time-traveling problems of plagiarism,  and more     10. When O’Sirus enters the bedroom, Katryn, on the bed, back to the door, says, without turning, “I was afraid you’d been kidnapped.” “In a way, that’s exactly what happened. I was being held hostage to the shameless American compulsion to tell all.” “Such as.” “Our Shem was once skinny and beautiful and young.” “How embarrassing.” “And what were you up to?” “Stuff.” “In other words, … Continue reading THE BROTHERLAND MIRACLES (chapters 10 -15)


[a gender-mending, Sye-Fye epic set 15 minutes into the  peril-rich Future] . “Father was busy reading and did not notice that the house was being filled with strange Indians until Mother spoke about it.” -Narcissa Cornwall, 1846 1. Ideological branding aside, most Lesbians she knew and admired had less problem with the penis as a fact than with the word Lesbian, that cardboard word, so dry, so nothing brown, redolent of the 1950s and the suppressed longings of whiskered librarians with scalp-torturingly tight buns streaked with grey. O’Sirus can even smell the book rot. The brambled grey heart of the … Continue reading THE BROTHERLAND MIRACLES: a Novel Excerpt