About the Stories
While essays, lectures, and arguments about sensitive topics tend to force us ever deeper into our existing points of view, I've always felt stories have the power to do the opposite. Once we are drawn into a set of characters and their challenges we begin to have real empathy for them, reaching a place of softness from which it becomes possible to learn about an alternative view, shift our own perspectives, or even change our minds. With these short works of fiction I'm hoping to bring my readers new perspectives on gender, sexuality, relationships, and social justice.
- Through the Walls* - a tale of unexpected pandemic romance, selected for inclusion in the 2022 Seattle Erotic Arts Festival
- The Mermaid of Shi Shi Beach - a (very) short story inspired by Lori Evans' painting by the same name at the 2022 Seattle Erotic Arts Festival.
content warning: Some of these stories (marked with a *) contain graphic descriptions of intimate situations; please read with caution if you are sensitive to such material.
About the Author
See Sumu Tasib's bio to learn more about the author and how to contact them.