L. Rose Writes
A House on Fire Might Breathe a Phoenix to Life
A Protest Poem from the Homefront
Read the poem here.
(Image: Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
What I Write:
Low fantasy— It’s not quite urban fantasy, not quite magical realism, and definitely not epic fantasy.
But there are absolutely some magical shenanigans going on.
Narrative poetry— Stories, but with rhythm!
“Hey, Dad. If there’s high art, then what’s low art?”Me, age 15. My dad, an ageless sage.
“Stop signs. Somebody’s got to make ’em.”
Featured Short Stories
Click the caption on one of the images below to read a short story!
Which intrigues you: muddy water, faery lights, or hilltop house?
“The Heights on
Faery Hill” in…
Born and raised in the middle of a gray city, Lucy has always dreamed of the Green Place. On a Midsummer’s Eve, she is offered a chance to stay forever…
for a price.
Available from Soteira Press
“Quasix’s Doom Day” in…
During a flying lesson, Quasix’s carship is hijacked by an escaped war criminal who has some kind of history with Quasix’s flying instructor. Quasix can only hope that their shaky-at-best precognitive abilities will be enough to avert certain doom.
Available from Autonomous Press
The homunculus was created to serve her master, a reclusive alchemist with no love for humanity. But an encounter with a troll-witch presents her with an opportunity to choose for herself: for good or for ill.
Available from Aurelia Leo
I dig narrative poetry. Click here for some of my super cool poems!
L. Rose Reed is an historian and former teacher. She writes queer YA speculative fiction and narrative poetry. When she isn’t taking home too many books from her job at the library, she is rehearsing for her community chorus’ next concert.
Reed’s work has appeared previously in several anthologies and magazines, including: Helios Quarterly Magazine Vol. 4.4; The Monsters We Forgot: Vol. 1; and Spoon Knife 4: A Neurodivergent Guide to Spacetime.
Reed currently lives in Aurora, Colorado with her siblings-of-choice and a clutter of cats. You may find her at her beloved spinet piano, or online at lrosewrites.tumblr.com and on Twitter at @LRoseWrites.