Keffy RM Kehrli

Keffy R. M. Kehrli is a science fiction and fantasy writer, editor, and podcaster currently located in Long Island, NY, where he is working toward a PhD in genetics. His short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Apex, and Uncanny, as well as in anthologies such as Clockwork Phoenix 5. In 2015, he launched GlitterShip, a podcast that has audio versions of LGBTQ science fiction and fantasy short stories. You can find more about him at or @Keffy on Twitter.

Tropes as Erasers: A Transgender Perspective

I grew up without any transgender representation of any depth or value. To be fair, I also grew up with very little cisgender queer representation of any depth or value, either. There were oblique references, but typically not in the media that I was given to consume as a child.

This Is a Ghost Story

These are not all the same man, but they could be.

On a muted television:

He smirks like he’s found the way out of an impossible maze, like he hasn’t a care in the world. Except that if you look in his eyes, you’ll see the breadcrumbs leading right back to the labyrinth.