I’ve started posting chapters from a pulpy sci-fi adventure novella, tentatively titled Warp Riders!
I wrote this story live on twitter in November 2021, and I am so glad I did! It was so much fun to write this motley selection of queer space pirates; I felt like I was getting to know them along with everyone who was reading as I wrote. I did make my fair share of typos and awkward run-on sentences as such, though, so I’ve taken the novella and done a quick editing pass myself before sharing it here with you!
I was aiming for the same vibe as everyone’s favourite monster movie, 1999’s The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser’s big blue eyes – but, you should know, much more sapphic. There’s rampant bickering, life or death situations, feats of derring-do, curses, time travel, magic orbs, and a little romantic tension to top things off. If that sounds like your jam, I hope you give it a try!
I’m going to be posting it chapter by chapter, maybe two posts or more a week! I’ll tweet about it whenever one goes live, and I’m looking into different wordpress plugins that would make it easy for you to subscribe. If you’ve got a preference – RSS? email? twitter hashtag? tumblr hashtag? uncanny voice in your head? – please let me know in the comments!
Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!