EFNIKS is a hella dope digital magazine, catering to QPOC. Every month, they have a new theme, and I HIGHLY recommend checking out their nonfiction content.
I was honored to have my fiction featured as one of the two stories of the month.
“The Moon and Other Beasts I Keep With Me” is a short story about appropriation with a fantastical twist–our protagonist is a werewolf who, after sharing the secrets of who she was, is heartbroken to find an ex has used it to propel themselves into a fiction career. It asks the same question that we ask ourselves as QPOC on a daily basis–when we are so othered that no one will believe that our experiences are authentic, where does that leave us?
Here’s a link to the story, and I hope you enjoy it!
Just a few weeks ago, Black Mask Comics published The Wilds, my first Editor credit on a comic!
After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations — those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it — until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond. From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with colors by Marissa Louise (Spell On Wheels) and covers by Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.
You can buy the first issue of The Wilds digitally here at comixology, and I’ll update when the next issues/second printings are available!
BONUS READING MATERIAL: Vita Ayala, the writer, is my best friend, and we had the good fortune of being interviewed together by Dany Roth over at SyFy.com about our friendship, collaboration, and how we don’t ACTUALLY look like clones of one another. Check it out here!