“First Breath”, a climate dystopia story, available now in Optopia Zine.

It’s the perfect time of year for some solarpunk fiction! It’s never been sunnier in Southampton. I’m on half term break from teaching, spending lots of time lounging around, baking and reading some of Loren Eiseley’s nature essays for inspiration. And today is exciting because Optopia Zine were kind enough to publish a climate fiction story I wrote in their beautiful third issue! Optopia is a lovely indie zine for cli-fi, art, nonfiction and other bits and bobs to do with building a better world and caring for the environment.

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Etiquette (and Warfare) for the Modern Swamp Monster

I’m excited to have a new story up on 365 Tomorrows! Here’s a little bit about it:

Navigating the complex and treacherous world of office politics is difficult for anyone. But when you’re an ancient and terrifying swamp monster, starting a new job in the big city is full of frustrating pitfalls and cringe-inducing misadventures. Join Slodge the Almighty (or, as he calls himself in our world, Derek) as he is introduced to the unwritten rules of human life.

You can read it for free here.