Remy Nakamura

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Remy Nakamura

About Me

Writing Sample

Some say I’m the best witch hunter of the Second Prohibition. Maybe I am. I bagged and sent 18 bona fides to burn like Edison bulbs in Sing Sing. J. Edgar told my chief that me and my partner Crossan were the best men in the Bureau. I’m at Communion 6:00 AM every goddamn morning. You could ring the church bells by me.

But I’m a fraud, and proof positive that God isn’t Love. God is Irony.

Exhibit A: I’m a woman. Not even Crossan knows.

Exhibit B: I’m a bull dyke.

Exhibit C: My wife is a witch.

– From “Semele’s Daughter” in Broken Time Blues, 2011

What I Write

(and mini-bio): I’m a Clarion West 2010 grad, where I fell in with writing, the SF community, and Tracie Welser, my then classmate and now life-partner and eternal muse. I’m a rock-climbing, ex-Mormon, queer, mixed-race SoCal resident who dreams of escaping to the bike and beer paradise of Portland some day.

I’ve written stories about zombie foodies, 1920s witch hunting feds, AR & gamification in near-future religion, octopuses in steampunk-Edo, and alien fungal invasions. I’m currently writing a series of Lovecraft & Leiber-inspired tales about two women who travel medieval Japan fighting Mythos creatures.


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Short Stories:
– “Forbidden Feast at the Armageddon Cafe”, Pseudopod Podcast and Rigor Amortis
– “On Love and Decay”, Not Our Kind
– “Semele’s Daughter”, Broken Time Blues
– “Pick a Card”, What Fates Impose
– “Ojiichan’s Funeral”, Sunstone Magazine

Comic Script/Collaboration with Galen Dara
– “Traitors & Tyrants: A Wives of Erasmus Adventure”, Mormons and Monsters

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

My overall goal is to write and submit things. No details yet, but I want to defend my writing life from the day job and coursework.

Fundraising Goals

I don’t normally like to ask friends to donate money to anything, but I’m making an exception for Clarion West. I’ve seen how greatly Clarion West has transformed and enriched lives, including my own. (and one of my kids has expressed interest in applying some day!) Any contribution would be appreciated.