ID: gray and brown buildings on each side of an alleyway

Troping the Light Fantastic (Flash Fiction)

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for September's entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to the blog …

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Pssst… I got interviewed by Derek Newman-Stille for SF Canada!

So, a cool thing happened. Nine-time Prix Aurora Award winner Derek Newman-Stille asked to interview me for an author series they are doing for SF Canada, Canada's National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals. Derek and I discuss disability representation, my advocacy in boosting the voices of disabled authors, and maybe also the fact that I …

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White brick wall. Text reads: It's time for Septembers Flash Fiction Draw

Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: September

Welp, I have full-blown frozen shoulder, but the show must go on! We're into our ninth month with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I'm going to try to write for this month, and as always, I thank my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! I just posted a combined …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: July’s and August’s Results

Better late than never! As I am recovering from frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis for you medical geeks), it's been difficult to do much typing. But my trusty band of authors still wrote flash fiction for July and August. Thanks, you wonderful humans! July's entries For July, I drew these cards: king of spades, 4 of …

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Cryptosexual Pride Flag, colours from top to bottom are: yellow, salmon/coral, mauve/lilac, and brown

Tale of a Swirly Girly

Heya! I'm freshly 51 years old, and I announced a thing on social media this week: https://twitter.com/CaitGAuthor/status/1296435437137997826 My way of announcing that I'm cryptosexual, by saying "It me" and adding a heart with the flag colours of yellow, salmon/coral, mauve/lilac, and greyish-brown. Cue the crickets... There was barely a response. Not even on Facebook among …

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Snapshot from the ceremony. Aurora sky background with Talia's and my headshots. Text: Nominated for Prix Aurora Award, best Related Work Category, Nothing Without Us, Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson

Reflection on my first award ceremony: There are no losers

My little neurodiverse brain likes pondering about my experiences. Yesterday was my birthday, and later that evening, I attended the 2020 Prix Aurora Award ceremony, done virtually via the When Words Collide conference with charming emcee Mark Leslie Lefebvre. Now, the only good thing about 2020 for me has been these virtual events. I've been …

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ID: Book cover of Nothing Without Us and the Aurora Award Nominee logo

I’ll be at the Prix Aurora Awards and on a humour panel at When Words Collide this weekend!

Hey, folks! So, some cool things happening for my birthday weekend. Saturday August 15, starting at 7pm (EDT): The 2020 Prix Aurora Awards My BFF and co-editor Talia C. Johnson and I will be virtually attending this award ceremony as first-time nominees. Our anthology, Nothing Without Us is up for Best Related Work. You can …

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White brick wall. Text reads: It's time for August's Flash Fiction Draw

Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: August

I'm recovering from a rotator cuff injury that's turning into frozen shoulder, so OWCH! But still pressing on with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I'm not sure if I'll be able to write for this month, but I thank my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! Because of owies, …

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Sometimes Humour is Serious

Before the pandemic started (and my brain could words), I really enjoyed participating in Twitter writers chats. They’re pretty fun. Often, the first question asked is our name and the genre we write in. I almost always write something like this: Hi, I’m Cait (like cat). I’m a humorist who writes space opera with aliens …

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