Once upon a time, Mia wrote a little story about a Chicana lesbian werewolf and her trans Filipina witch girlfriend. It was a pretty good story, if Mia can say so herself while talking about herself in the third person. Then, one day that little story was accepted at The Toast, and on a day some time after that, it was published!
Today is that day, friends, and you can read “Wolfbian: A Short Story” right now and for free, if you would like. Here is a sample:
Letty Matapang. Sigh. I wanted to write her name all over the covers of my notebooks like I did in first grade about Consuela Lopez (Consuela + Marisela 4ever), but I don’t have notebooks anymore, so I wrote it a couple of times in the back of a library book instead. Slowly, smoothly, with my eyes closed. Letty, Letty, Letty. Names are magic, you know. Usually knowing someone’s name gives you power over them, but this time all the power was on her side. Love’s tricky like that.
Some of my friends didn’t understand. “I don’t understand,” Sonja told me. And then it was you’re not a real lesbian this and how can she be a witch without menstrual blood that, and I was just done with it.
I’m like, really, guys? You change into fucking wolves once a month based on your “beautiful cycle” and this is what you can’t comprehend?
Goddamn lesbian werewolf bullshit.
You can also enjoy the adorable illustrations done by Para! And you should, because they really make me smile. If you have any recommendations for QPOC SF/F, please leave them in the comments!