Short stories by Rivers Solomon
Rivers Solomon is a dyke, an anarchist, a she-beast, an exile, a shiv, a wreck, and a refugee of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Fae writes about life in the margins, where fae's much at home. In addition to appearing on the Stonewall Honor List and winning a Firecracker Award, Solomon's debut novel AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS (Akashic Books) was a finalist for a Lambda, a Hurston/Wright, a Tiptree, and a Locus Award, among others. Solomon's second book, THE DEEP (Saga Press), based on the Hugo-nominated song of the same name by experimental hip-hop group clipping, was the winner of the 2020 Lambda Award and is on the shortlist for a Nebula, Locus, and Hugo award. Faer third book, SORROWLAND (MCD/FSG) is forthcoming May 4, 2021. Solomon's short work appears in or is forthcoming from Black Warrior Review, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Guernica, Best American Short Stories, Tor.com, Best American Horror and Dark Fantasy, and elsewhere. Rivers Solomon uses "fae/faer/faer/faers/faerself" and "they, them, their, theirs, themself" pronouns.
Listing 2 stories.
A young, cynical slave girl’s murder of her owners stirs up the etherworld, leading to the birth of multiple ghosts that will change her life.
A gay Black woman living in New York City meets her trans teenage daughter for the first time, years after she gave her up for adoption. The meeting brings back dark and painful memories of abuse and manipulation, caused by her daughter's father.