Pre-orders for To Drive the Hundred Miles, Alec J. Marsh’s contemporary novella about a trans man returning home to Serendipity, Washington, for the holidays, close on October 20th, 2023. With only 4 days left, we’re still $600 shy of our funding goal. If you haven’t checked out the campaign yet, this is a great time to do so! And if you have checked it out, whether you’ve backed or not, help us out with a signal boost! Spreading the word about our campaigns is one of the quickest, easy ways that every single person who follows us on social media can help us reach our funding goals.
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Serendipity, WA is filled with Christmas cheer, beautiful mountain views, and trans man Will’s feminist Wiccan family. Home for the holidays, he avoids their clumsy attempts at support by hiding in the local coffee shop and flirting with Bea, a friend from high school.
The beautiful landscapes can’t make up for the the realities of being queer in a small town, and Bea wants out. Will grabs for a prosperity spell, and finds a new way to connect to the magic he’s become estranged from. New romance and optimism get them through the holidays, ready to face their next problems.
We drove out of the trees into a clear patch of highway, and I sighed. The clouds were dark and green overhead, filled with snow or hail, and the patchy trees stood out sharp and black against them. A single beam of sunlight cracked through, gilding the edges of the storm break with gold.
“Nice view,” I said.
“It’s always a nice view.”
“I miss it,” I admitted.