This is part of my prologue from my novel Faust and The Bleeding Hearts. It follows Faust trying to get back her mortality from death themselves.
Rogerline Christopher is a jack of all traits but a master of none. They’re a poet, a writer and a musician. Rogerline finds themselves writing a mix of speculative fiction and horror with black queer main characters. When not writing you can find them binge watching all the Halloween movies or picking up a new hobby.
My work through poems and novels is a dedication to the trial of friendships I allowed to fall apart in the process of realizing who I am. A confession that if they named a place and time I would gladly pick up where we left off. I hope when people read my work they don’t feel grief but an extension of love.
Sonder is one of those weird feelings you experienced but couldn’t put a name too. Sonder is the realization that every random person is living a life as complex and vivid as your own.
A lot of my writing is related to loss—in this case, it’s old friends. Though I’ve yet to attend a loved one’s funeral, I find myself grieving people who are still alive.