“Dangerous Wishes” by Kaje Harper

The HEDA Project would like to welcome its first guest author, Kaje Harper, novelist and author of several short stories! Below is posted her short story, “Dangerous Wishes,” originally posted in the YA LGBT Book Group on Goodreads in response to the prompt below. Enjoy!

Genre: Paranormal

Identity: Gay, Bisexual (M)

Word Count: 3,044

Warnings: None

Prompt: In the middle of a snowy forest, a small stream winds between tree-lined banks, its surface frozen to flat, gray ice. On the ice lies a dark-haired teen boy. He’s sprawled on his back, eyes closed, one arm flung wide, dressed in a light sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers. His tousled hair touches a clump of snow on the hard-frozen surface, and his high-cheekboned face is still and pale.

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“Spring Grass” by Elizabeth P.

Genre: Contemporary

Identity: Lesbian

Word Count: 2,014

Warnings: None


My mother loved to meddle. Every day, “Where are you going after school?” and “Will you have a boyfriend soon?” and “Are you sure you don’t want speech therapy?” The morning of September 3rd, a day that changed my life, was not any different.

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