I'm frustrated with the world right now.
I'm also heartened by the people out there working for justice and equality—I'm especially proud of all my friends who are protesting around the world (you know who you are). I see you. Thank you for fighting.
I can't be out there with you for various reasons, and it's cold comfort that the things I can do to help feel like so little. Just a few small drops in the great motion of the sea. But my hope, to borrow a line from Camelot, is that some of the drops will sparckl.
Last Wednesday I did a live reading on Daniel Marcus' Story Hour, of my short story "Cats Don't Care About Universal Basic Income." The video is archived here. Please share freely.
I have a new original story, "One of Our Angels is Missing," in the forthcoming anthology Devil's Ways edited by Anna Kashina and J. M. Sidorova. BONUS: just for subscribers to this newsletter, use coupon code DWPNEW5 for $5.00 off in the online store at Dragonwell Publishing.
Serial Box has published an audio reprint of "It's Machine Code," which first appeared in The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography. CONTENT WARNING: there are police in this one, but they're not necessarily the good guys.
Stories are important. I still believe that. I hope you do too.