If Jing is the nebulous future and Anjeel the immortal past, then they meet in the hopeful present.
Queer as Fiction: Kiss and Tales
In our Pride 2023 Collection "Queer as Fiction: Kiss and Tales", our writers explore the heady first days of love. From a stolen glance on a New York City subway to a school day meet-cute, these tales embrace queerness and connection without hesitation.
Faced with systemic oppression, two lovers choose a ritual called The Devouring and a world made from love.
“What?! What do you mean I’m of royalty?”
There was me, in a tank top and jeans being accused of having some type of royalty blood in, I would not even fit being of royalty.
A love story that begins in an impossible subway scenario that ends with a sweet surprise.
Some people would run ten miles instead of confessing to their crush. Some people would never let that ridiculous thought enter their brain at all. If I don’t ask, I’ll never know the answer.
This is the beginning of a book I am planning to write, based on a true story of my realizing that I liked a girl for the first time.
Maybe I’ll bump into a girl that I don’t know in the hallway of school today…
This is an excerpt from our Cinderella-inspired YA fantasy novel. In this scene, the two protagonists meet for the first time but they each have different motivations for their meeting.
The inner dialogue of two people who want the same thing.