Alexis A. Hunter

Alexis A. Hunter revels in the endless possibilities of speculative fiction. Over fifty of her short stories have appeared in magazines such as Shimmer, Apex Magazine, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and more. To learn more, visit

Author Notes on “Fall to Her”

I wrote this story at a time when I wanted to be broken. It's hard to explain that feeling, but I hope the story captures it. A beta reader asked--"why would anyone want to be broken?" The answer? I don't have a clue. It's just how I felt when I wrote this story. I...

Fall to Her

You want to fall.

You want to fall up, sideways, diagonal — towards the sun, or the moons, or the asteroid field. Out here in the vast pin-pricked black, it all feels like falling down.