Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Stone Telling! Poem!

"The Changeling's Lament" is up at Stone Telling!

Like I said when I sold it, I am excited on a bunch of fronts. I mean, great magazine, SRSLY, and you should go read the whole thing, because Delia and cucumberseed and time_shark and yhlee and sovay and everybody.

But also. It is a poem about gender stuff. And they let me read it aloud (which is awesome, as it was written to be read aloud (at Readercon)), and you should listen to both versions.

I was talking to shweta_narayan about writing, and she asked if there were certain narratives I felt were expected from me. And yes, hell yes. I have written kind of extensively about sexual violence. And I continue to do so. But one reaches a point of desperate exhaustion when one is constantly being tapped for a certain narrative, and I wrote "The Changeling's Lament" to address one of the other big things in my life that doesn't get as much airtime. So it's awesome to me to get stuff out there that's about other parts of my life experience. I am large, y0. I contain multitudes.

There's more about that in the roundtable interview with the inimitable skogkatt.

Anyway. Please go read, and I hope you like it, and I hope you come back and talk to me about it! I'm off to go immerse myself in the entire rest of the issue because yay.

I will probably have deeper thoughts, but I'm getting interrupted by beloved people in my household about every fifteen seconds, so I cannot write a coherent post right now - maybe tomorrow!
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