I have a new short story, free to read online at SABR.org! It’s a piece of near future science fiction told from the point of view of a female baseball pitcher making her debut on the mound at Fenway Park. It’s one of the few times I’ve gotten a chance to mix my baseball writing with my sf/f writing!
You can read the story here: https://sabr.org/journal/article/signs-of-the-times/
I also wrote a detailed breakdown of all the many threads of research, facts, commentary, etc that went into crafting the story in my Patreon, which is free to read here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54679583
The Patreon essay was prompted by a Twitter thread I did about why I wrote it and The National Pastime, the publication that it’s in:
So, I wrote a story! It combines baseball, science fiction, and a glimpse of breaking the sex/gender barrier in MLB. It's a short-short, so of course every sentence has to do a lot of heavy lifting. That's one of the things I love about writing short-shorts. Thread: pic.twitter.com/6tpLXaM7sL
— ᴄᴇᴄɪʟɪᴀ m. ᴛᴀɴ ᴡɪʟʙʙ (@whyilikebb) August 7, 2021