This is a part of my Fourth Age Witches series; you can find them all here. The protagonist Calfin uses the neopronouns ze/zim/zir.
The old ship groaned in the whipping wind, always threatening to tip over but never following through.
Yet, thought Calfin, Always yet.
Ze took a look through one of the portholes, scratched on one side and covered with candle soot and ages-old grime on the other. The dried lake looked much the same as it had the past day, last month and the summer before: tediously barren, with a hint of unguided malice to anything that found itself stranded there. No trace of the trio yet.
I want to curl up so hard my limbs stick together Like dough, like clay Squeeze me together until the seams disappear Lose my shape in your palms Knead me smooth Turn me over, and over and over I’m raw potential now Waiting for a chance to be something new
This is a part of my One More Verse series; you can find them all here.
This story was inspired by theseimages by Yun Ling. In this story, the character Din uses the neopronouns Fae/Faer; here is a short guide about them.
Murky static, like layers on layers of ocean, compressed and stacked up in ways that would make sedimentary rock blush.
This was Yox’s life: sifting through datum and voices with the practised ease of an algorithm, unravelling transmission bundles with all the care of an octogenarian opening their birthday presents. Sometimes the bundles contained beautiful imagery, intoxicating emotion and amazing clarity. Other times, the feelings and words and numbers were sewn so tightly it was impossible to decipher it without immersing oneself in it, sinking below the water level of Tidepool Relay Indigo to fully experience the transmissions.