I went a little crazy when the squid washed up on Mission Beach, and not for the reasons everyone else did. I wasn’t bothered by the oil-tanker size of the thing, or the eyes that kept roving even as it rotted. The tentacles, twining in and out of Euclidean space, gave me a headache but not the usual night terrors. No, I lost it because when I saw the squid, when I wandered, sleepless and caffeine-deprived, onto the morning-cold sand, I felt like I’d stumbled on the corpse of a cousin in an alley. Staring from a familiar dead face.
You say my name "On," not "Anne." I'm a specfic author and a web developer who can also be found proofreading, baking, weaving chain maille, and mucking around in Minecraft. I attended Clarion West in the summer of 2008, and the Clarion West community remains one of the best communities in my life.
I've been published in a lot of heres and theres, including Clarkesworld Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Expanded Horizons, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011, and The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 6.
I write everything from mythic fantasy to hard sci-fi. I almost typed that "I write everything from mythic science fiction to hard fantasy," and I guess that works too.
I plan to write! What will I write? Who knows. How much will I write? Who knows! But you can keep an eye on my blog at magistrate.dreamwidth.org, and I'll feed you some snippets of whatever I happen to be working on.