Wait, who are you?
If you don’t know who I am, but managed to end up on here anyway, the least I can do is let you know, right?
I’m called Vale, or if we’re being formal, V. Astor Solomon. I’m an author in my 30s, working in short speculative fiction, though I mostly focus on horror and a little fantasy. I’m also queer, nonbinary, polyamorous, blind, neurodivergent, mentally ill, as well as being first generation American.
Or, if I’m summarizing things up a bit faster, I’m a patchwork of identity who may only sometimes make sense.
Oh, and I also like cats and caffeine. But I’m on the internet, so you probably knew that already.
Great, but what are you even doing?
What I’m aiming for is having a place to showcase some short fiction I write, update people on projects or publications I’m a part of, talk about things like the songs I’ll have going while I write them, or even personal life updates as they come up.
You have ‘who’ and ‘what’, are you doing ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘why’?
I can at least give it a try!
If you happen to want to find me in other places, here is my linktree.
To start out, I’m going to try and get this out at least a couple of times a month, sometime around the beginning and middle of each month. If things go well and I’m keeping up with everything, I may start increasing how often things go out, but only the first email of the month will have a story connmected to it. Any other emails will be for updates or rambling.
Why not? With everything so fragmented and scattered, I see no reason to not take a space for myself. I want to see what I can do with this space and maybe try and make it an interesting place to be.