You know that feeling you get after having pushed through a giant months-long project at work, or successfully mitigated a huge screaming fight in your family? That feeling of heaviness, of absolute burnout, that “Please let me sleep for about a thousand years, give or take a century” feeling of complete emotional exhaustion?
I apologize for my absence through the past year. 2020 tested all of us, and I’m a mental health clinician who worked the entire way through it. For my own sanity, I needed to step back from everything except my clients, my family, and my friends for a while.
It’s January of 2021. There are glimmers of light and hope in the world, but not nearly enough. We have to keep working, to keep building ourselves and each other up toward brighter futures. For me, part of that is finally getting back to writing.
So: updates. I may not have produced much new stuff last year, but several reprints came out in various wonderful mediums and I wanted to share them all with you. There’s really too much to pack into just one post, so let’s take it easy as I welcome you back into the world of my writing.
First up: podcasts! My little piece of flash fiction about love across interdimensional travel was reprinted by the delightful Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast in April 2020. This story is near and dear to my heart, so give it a listen here!
Secondly, I was so honored to take part in once again narrating a beautiful and haunting piece for the Monsters Out of the Closet podcast. The story, titled “Gwisins of the New Moon’s Eve”, can be heard as part of their Urban Legends episode released August 2020.
We’ll talk anthologies and other cool reprints in my next update. Catch you then!