That Feeling

Do you know that feeling when your heart breaks because you’re so joyfully heartbroken? Maybe not. One of my closest friends just marveled at my ability to not only feel it, but express it.

I just read two short stories I need to share because of how many feels there are. And you may be hesitant because I mentioned some negative emotions in that paragraph above, and sometimes it’s hard to want to take a risk on something amazing if there’s a chance it can be sad in any way.

But if you’re willing to take my word for it, I point you to Zen Cho, fantasy author. She offers up to us not only a novelette she wrote last year titled If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again, but also the coda to that work, a slightly shorter (but no less impactful) Head of a Snake, Tail of a Dragon.

Read, and I hope you enjoy.


  1. Jamie Friend says:

    Your feelings, the range and scope and power of them, have impressed me for years now. You’re amazing and I love you.


    1. Nicki says:

      Loves 💖🥰


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