Alyssa writes short stories every now and then. For those interested in her unusual voice, approach, and fictional subject matter, those stories are collected here.
|Men. What are they even? So many of them are so, so bad at sending OkCupid and similar missives that one wonders if they aren’t any of various Lovecraftian monsters pretending at typewritten humanity in order to seduce lovely victims. In this ongoing project, I take examples of dating-profile ridiculousness and weave it into the all-caps messages such eldritch abominations might send, turning love letters into Lovecraft Letters.
Every one of these is NSFW.
2. Boiling Faun
4: The Orb
9: Only Jobs
10: Fruit Made Meme
|Chains of Fire: A love story about two quadcopter drones.|
|To Hold Up The Sky: A prose-poem exploration of the different meanings of family in the post-apocalypse.|
|Autistic Job Searching: A Play in Once Scene: A bitterly sarcastic scene of trying to get a job while autistic.|
|Future Dive: A meditation on Millennial despair, with alcohol.|
|Trans Team Rocket: This series starts with an essay laying out the premise of a still-expanding fanfiction universe: That the Pokémon series’s Jessie is non-binary and James is transfeminine, both are autistic, and neither wants to be a villain. Pokémon ingénues can get acquainted with the relevant parts of the Pokémon franchise before reading with the Trans Team Rocket Viewing Guide.
|Doctor Alyssa: This series answers the age-old question, what if the Doctor (of Doctor Who) was a woman who likes to make Hispanic cultural references and bears a suspicious resemblance to yours truly? The answer, of course, is sexy adventures involving ingenuity, verve, and above all compassion, with improbable companions and occasional poetry.|