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Using a sensitivity reader for my latest writing project

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I nightmare natural disasters. Tidal waves filling up my apartment building, floor by floor. Tornadoes suddenly appearing on the road in front of me. 🌍☀⛈🔥 For years, I’ve been terrified of climate change, global warming, and the effects of natural and manmade disasters. All through journalism school, I read, watched, and learned about devastating earthquakes, […]

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Find me at these upcoming spring events

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Spring is finally here! Even though it’s still cold out there for a D.C. spring, it smells like flowers and mulch and rain. So, I’m hopeful that warmth is just around the corner. With spring, comes a new lineup of readings and events! Here’s where you can find me in the next few months. April […]

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Honoring MLK’s legacy, AWP, & other upcoming events

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While the weather outside may be frightful, plenty of writers — including this one — are giving readings through the winter months inside warm cafes, libraries, bookstores, and bars. Come in out of the cold and find me at these upcoming events: Friday, March 2: I’m one of five readers at a poetry reading inspired by the […]

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Science fiction as fact

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The science fiction I’m writing isn’t even fiction anymore. I’ve been reading about Cape Town, Africa’s impending Day Zero and the water limits people will soon have to face. When the city’s dams reach 13 percent capacity, municipal taps will be shut off. Tens of thousands of people will queue for daily water rations of 25 liters […]

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Earth’s future is uninhabitable

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I feel like I’ve just come back from a long trip to the future, and returned, and I’m stricken. I finished reading “The Uninhabitable Earth: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think” by David Wallace-Wells in the New York Magazine. This long-form essay on potential futures of climate change is a must-read. […]

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‘Forecast: 4015’ in Nebula Rift

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What happens to Washington, D.C. in the future? I envision the city’s hovering Metro as nuclear-powered in the year 4015, which gets the two main characters, Gideon and Selah, hunting for answers in the EPA’s old, unused computers. Find out what they uncover in my newest forecast story. “Forecast: 4015” was published in Nebula Rift on […]

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Climate change as muse

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climate change creates underwater world in 2085 text overlaid on cloudy skies field

For the past few months, I’ve been working on a series of stories titled ‘Forecast’. Today, the first one I wrote, “Forecast: 2085,” was published in OMNI Reboot. This section of the series focuses on a woman named Joanna. She’s just trying to get through her day, to work in the city, and back home, […]