Author: CKCombs

Emerge 2020: What I Read – Not an Endpoint

Emerge 2020: What I Read – Not an Endpoint

There are a lot of popular myths about trans people, from the ridiculous to the hopeful. There is the ‘born in the wrong body’ trope – as though our real bodies are out there somewhere waiting for us to discover them. So where are they? Are they wandering around with an equally dislocated inhabitant animating…

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New Story Submission

New Story Submission

I just pushed the button on a smut story submission for Nerve Endings: Short Fiction Addressing Trans and Non-Binary Experiences of Sex, Sexuality, and Relationships. It’s the first story I’ve submitted for an anthology since the cluster of submissions I made in 2015 (all of which were published). On the one hand, I really like…

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A familiar longing

A familiar longing

I was listening to a song and got a familiar longing. The song described a place where the singer wanted to go fishing, and watch the sun go down over the hills. Something in the combination of the music and the lyrics struck a cord in me and had me thinking of places I longed…

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Writing Retreat, at Home

Writing Retreat, at Home

What is the ‘staycation’ equivalent of having an ‘at-home writing retreat’? Whatever it’s called, that’s how I spent the weekend of 9/12-9/13. My goal was to spend those days brainstorming ideas, sorting through them to determine which were short, medium and long term projects, and then to choose some and determine goals, milestones and schedules.…

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Season of Change

Season of Change

Since I moved on June 10, I’ve been settling into my new home. I had a friend with a house painting business paint the living and dining room with vaulted ceiling and adjoining kitchen. I’ve painted my bedroom and recently finished painting my office. Once the office was painted, I was able to move the…

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Saying Goodbye to Corey Alexander

Saying Goodbye to Corey Alexander

It’s hard to even write those words. I found out yesterday that Corey aka Xan West, had died over the weekend. I’m grateful to have received word via my sweetheart, who saw a post online and knew I’d be hit hard by this loss. Only a few days ago, I’d been sharing at length how…

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A Daydream

A Daydream

I’m daydreaming about sitting with you, looking out a window at the spray of waves crashing against the jetty rocks and seagulls wheeling endlessly overhead. We’re in a warm, comfortable silence, each with our own thoughts, far away, but close. Around us the genial hum of conversation, the clink of soup spoons against chowder bowls.…

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My Gender

My Gender

my gender is open to my interpretation my gender is shy and eager it is strength and tenderness There is an ocean of depth and shores to wash up on my gender is a horizon unattained and also the culmination of a journey my gender unfolds, splits, combines and expands my gender is wise and…

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My 2019 Books

My 2019 Books

I took the Goodreads reading challenge last year and put my goal at 50 books. I got to 41. A mix of fiction and non-fiction. Fiction was mostly speculative, fantasy and scifi genres. Much of my non-fiction reading was motivated by a desire to learn about whiteness and systemic racism and included works of history,…

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Update on WiP – Real Life Erotica

Update on WiP – Real Life Erotica

I sat down and wrote out the story I drafted the other day. This is erotica based on real events. For adult readers only; and only adults that want to read erotica. Check it out on my other blog: Puzzle Pieces.