Exciting news! My short story ‘Alba’s Tree’ was published on Commuterlit this morning. 🙂
For this short story I took the advice, “put your hero in a tree, throw rocks at them, and then get them down,” quite literally.
Why would someone throw rocks at Alba? Find out here, and be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of the story.
“Last week, my daughter sat me down and explained that I didn’t actually have a daughter, I instead have a son.
I could tell he was nervous – but I do hope that he already knew that it wouldn’t change a single thing about our relationship except for the pronouns we use.
Actually, ALL children should know that. In an ideal world, it would be a profound and fundamental truth that they know in their bones. The one unshakeable gravity-fact they carry with them forever. If you haven’t actively told yours that you will love and support them, no matter what.. That their sexuality and gender expression are entirely irrelevant to the way you feel about them and treat them. Then you need to stop reading this right now and go and tell your sprogs.
Seriously.. Go tell them now. It’s okay, I’ll wait. Stare deep in to their eyes in that way that makes them really uncomfortable so that they know that you mean it. ” – Kai’s mum.