c.l. taylor

Queer stories

Dancing Without Touching the Ground

Two women dance around their budding attraction when they find themselves on a road trip down memory lane with a disabled parent.

the bats die old

The Bats Die Old

Two aging criminals have concocted a plan to retire together, in style, if they can just pull off one last job before they’re separated by a well-meaning daughter.

the bats die old

To Make a Life Worth Living

With the world facing a growing sense of hopelessness, AI developer Hana Koening just wants to make life worth living again.

Typehouse

Appearances

Everyone gets lonely. Even Hollows like Rebekah with her biomechatronic body and human brain. She spends her days doing work no one wants to do while secretly longing to be understood.

Typehouse

The Upcycler

Arra knew what she was getting herself into. She just didn't have a choice. The toxins embedded in her occular implant were already seeping into her bloodstream. It wouldn't be long now, but maybe there was still time.

Written Dreams

Free Wood

The Great Recession has taken its toll, leaving Benji unemployed and cohabiting with a wealthy woman he barely knows. For Mitch, an out lesbian and veteran EMT, the trip may be her last best chance to rekindle the relationship.

Free Wood

The Sparrow

Maren makes the miles-long commute to work by herself, on foot. To feel safer Maren utilizes a device known as THE SPARROW. Monitored by people called "watchers," the device records and transmits data and safety suggestions.

The Sparrow