"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
"And though she be but little, she is fierce." --Wm. Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Who I Am *waves* Hi! I'm Shira. I write stuff.
I live in one of the few single-family homes in Watertown, MA with my fabulous husband Adam (yendi) and wonderful 18-year-old daughter Elayna, and two cats (Max and Bash).
Poetry * "Wool and Silk and Wood" in Electric Velocipede #15/16, November 2008 * "Unruly Harvest" in Polu Texni, December 2008 * "About a Girl" is a poem and a perfume; check it out at Violette Market! * "When Her Eyes Open" in Lone Star Stories, February 2009; it was reprinted in the 2009 Eaton Science Fiction Conference's speculative poetry sampler, and was nominated for the Rhysling Award. * "Twelve" in Cabinet des Fees, March 2009 * "Nine Things About Oracles" in Electric Velocipede #20 (2010) * "The Library, After" in Mythic Delirium #24; it won the Rhysling Award! * "The Changeling's Lament" in Stone Telling #5; it has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Tiptree Award, and the Rhysling Award. * "Mushroom Barley Soup: An Invocation", in Stone Telling #8 * "nameless", in Through the Gate #1 * "The Oracle Never Dances", forthcoming in Mythic Delirium #27 * "Ereshkigal's Proposal to Hades", forthcoming in Mythic Delirium #27 * "The Busker, Broke and Busted", forthcoming in Apex Magazine * "And the War is Never Over", forthcoming in Strange Horizons
In process: Cicatrix is the seriously bent portal fantasy, Places You Haunt is the Vegas mythpunk, and Shayara is the political thriller urban fantasy.
Fighting Crime I volunteer at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, doing community outreach and education. Please contact BARCC if you think your Boston-local school or place of work could benefit from one of our workshops or speeches!
Medical Crap I have epilepsy and celiac disease, among other things. Expect me to talk about this!
Social I have a button that says "Bi, Poly, Switch: I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!" I have another button that says "Bisexual, Polyamorous, Involved (Not Looking)". That pretty well covers me for the time being. :) I have the aforementioned wonderful husband and boyfriend. My calendar is very full.
Friending Policy If you like my journal, feel free to add me! I like meeting new people. I don't friend everybody back. This is not a reflection upon you! It's just that I'm barely keeping up with the list now. DISCLAIMER!