Sarah Gailey Writes Stories

That's basically the whole point. But in case you want to know more:
Sarah is a Bay Area native who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Their pursuits include cigars, boxing, vulgar embroidery, and reading too much.

But you're probably here for the stories. True and false, fact and fiction.

Some of them are even for sale.

Maybe you should buy one.
(Maybe you should buy three.)
You know you want to.

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The Fisher of Bones

The Prophet is dead. The eyes of the Gods have turned to his daughter. But she isn’t ready. Not for the whispers in her ear, for the divinations… for the blood. It doesn't matter. Their journey is almost at an end, and only she can bring her people Home. The Prophet is dead. Long live the Prophetess.

River of Teeth

In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true. It was also a terrible plan. "River of Teeth" is the story of what might have been, a story of fortune, and of revenge.

Taste of Marrow

In "River of Teeth," Winslow Houndstooth put together the damnedest crew of outlaws, assassins, cons, and saboteurs for a history-changing caper. Songs are sung of their exploits, many with a haunting refrain: "And not a soul escaped alive."  This is the story of what happened next.

American Hippo

American Hippo collects River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow in a single, beautiful volume, and includes new short stories.

 "This hippopotamus epic is just as preposterously fun as you could possibly have hoped."
—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky