Jessie’s casing an art gallery affords an opportunity to discuss a queerplatonic relationship. The phrase “I don’t love” encompasses more than a prince’s lack of romantic attraction. A gay aromantic makes a game of his alloromantic co-workers’ inability to accept him. Alida finds an accomplice in petty revenge after hir friend sets hir up on a date. An aro-ace wanderer invents their own fairy tales free of weddings as a happily ever after. And a demiromantic witch learns about aromanticism from her allo-aro cousin after an escapade with an unwanted romantic admirer.
When Quiver Meets Quill collects fourteen fantasy and contemporary aromantic stories about amatonormativity, friendship and connection.
Contains: Asexual aros; allosexual aros; aros without reference to sexual attraction identities; transgender and non-binary aros; queer aros; autistic aros; neurodiverse aros; and a genderless aro dragon.
Length: 45, 000 words / 149 PDF pages.
This is a free collection, archiving several previously-published short stories. You do not need to be a subscriber to download the digital files linked above.
As many of these stories contain allo-aro characters, there are sex mentions and references along with romance references, depictions of physical intimacy and depictions of amatonormativity and aromantic antagonism.
- Lucky (allo-aro)
- The Wind and the Stars (aro-ace)
- Friendship (allo-aro)
- The Sorcerous Compendium of Postmortem Query (allo-aro/lithromantic and aro-ace)
- Monstrous (allo-aro)
- What if It Isn’t (allo-aro/greyromantic)
- Loveless (allo-aro)
- The Vampire Conundrum (allo-aro/frayromantic and aro-ace)
- Attraction (allo-aro)
- Old Fashioned (aro-ace/demiromantic and allo-aro)
- Leaving (allo-aro)
- When Quiver Meets Quill (aromantic and aromantic)
- Unspoken (allo-aro)
- The Pride Conspiracy (allo-aro/frayromantic, aro-ace/recipro and aro-ace)
For a complete listing of individual blurbs, story lengths, alternate publication links and individual content advisories, please see the When Quiver Meets Quill master page.