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.

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V. Astor Solomon

queer, disabled author who spends too much time on the internet, playing with matches and shiny things, and still forgets to not touch the burner on the stove..