Queer as Fiction: Kiss and Tales
Curated by Morayo Faleyimu; Art Designed by Kathryn Destin
In our Pride 2023 Collection "Queer as Fiction: Kiss and Tales", our writers explore the heady first days of love. These tales of connection embrace queerness as equally deserving of joy and acceptance.
The Devouring by Annaya Thomas
Faced with systemic oppression, two lovers choose a ritual called The Devouring and a world made from love.
“What?! What do you mean I’m of royalty?”
There was me, in a tank top and jeans being accused of having some type of royalty blood in, I would not even fit being of royalty.
A love story that begins in an impossible subway scenario that ends with a sweet surprise.
Some people would run ten miles instead of confessing to their crush. Some people would never let that ridiculous thought enter their brain at all. If I don’t ask, I’ll never know the answer.
This is the beginning of a book I am planning to write, based on a true story of my realizing that I liked a girl for the first time.
Maybe I’ll bump into a girl that I don’t know in the hallway of school today…
This is an excerpt from our Cinderella-inspired YA fantasy novel. In this scene, the two protagonists meet for the first time but they each have different motivations for their meeting.
The inner dialogue of two people who want the same thing.
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