Kris Millering

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Kris Millering

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My Progress

7/24: I have been doing over double my alotted 100 words a day, most days, and now I have a 6700-word start on a book about faerie gold and inconvenient ex-spouses!

What I Write

Writing Sample

It was today. She’d thought she could avoid knowing the date; patrol was good for losing track of dates and times, and her memory was shoddy at the best of times. She scanned the ground below and ahead of them, seeing nothing but dense conifer forest, a few broad-leaved trees at the base of the mountain flaming with autumn. If she didn’t think about it—


Memory was the foul smell of a battlefield, making her gag. Anat, reacting to her distress, winged higher. Her muscles worked, the membrane of her wings made a snapping sound against the wind.


It was today.


The Battle of Three Rivers. Three centuries ago today.


There were moments when being effectively immortal seemed like an unimaginable cruelty. This was one of them.

From my latest project, tentatively titled Spindle, Shroud, Thorn

What I Write

I write both science fiction and fantasy, and I try to peer into the hearts of both characters and worlds. I have a fascination with languages, biology, and botany that shows up time and time again in my work.


“The Isthmus Variation” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 2010 (also listed on the 2010 Locus Recommended Reading list)

“Those Who Do Not Reap” in The Colored Lens Winter 2013 issue

“Path of Needles, Path of Pins” in Devilfish Review, 2014

“A Word Shaped Like Bones” in the Women Destroy Science Fiction issue of Lightspeed:

“Coins for Their Eyes” in Apex:

“This Wanderer, in the Dark of the Year” in Clarkesworld:

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

This year, I am just trying to get going again, so: 100 words a day, on whatever project I like.

Fundraising Goals

I’d love to get at least 10 sponsors this year!