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Articles by T. K. Rex

T. K. Rex (she/they) writes science fiction and fantasy in San Francisco on Ohlone land, tweets dinosaur stuff as @tharkibo, and recently graduated from the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Look for her stories in places like Strange Horizons, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, and Queer Blades.

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Imagine 2200, Fix’s climate fiction contest, recognizes stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress, imagining intersectional worlds of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope. Read the 2022 collection here.

Holdout. Female, elderly, likely mixed race, average build, unarmed, traversing north-northeast dirt footpath through oak/ pine/ madrone woodlands near northern edge of my newly assigned territory. Permanent human presence poses significant risk to my rewilding efforts here. Approach? Approach. 

“Hello —”

“Aaah! What are you doing here?”

Holdout’s heart rate now elevated. Double-checking unarmed. Confirmed unarmed, though she remains roughly 10 times my size. Holdout appears to have been startled by my appearance despite no effort on my part to sneak up on her. 

Update requested for improved human interaction. Approved. Installing.

Attempt disarming demeanor. Raise tentacle, wave in friendly manner. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you.”

Holdout stands still, crosses arms, glares? Glares. Holdout may be hostile. “I suppose you’re one of those r... Read more