Reading questions



Wigmore, Rem. “Grow Green.” Capricious, vol. 1, no. 9, 2018. 1,500 words.


Chu, John. “The Law and the Profits.” The Revelator, vol.139, no. 1, 2016. 4,400 words.

Lu, S. Qiouyi. “Curiosity Fruit Machine.” GlitterShip, vol. 1, no. 33, 2017. 700 words.

Anders, Charlie Jane. “Love Might Be Too Strong a Word.” Lightspeed Magazine, vol. 1, no. 27, 2012. 5,400 words.

Takács, Bogi. “The Handcrafted Motions of Flight.” Stone Telling: The Magazine of Boundary-crossing Poetry, vol. 1, no. 7, 2012. 500 words.


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Compare and contrast your answers to these same questions for each reading.

  1. What were your general impressions of the story? How did you react when you finished reading it? You don’t have to comment specifically on neopronoun use, but neopronoun use will likely be part of your reaction. It’s okay to struggle with the neopronouns or find them awkward. Just reflect on what might have sparked that response for you.
  2. How was gender depicted in this world?
  3. How were neopronouns used to help depict gender in this world?
  4. Was the gender system in this story presented in a high-context or low-context way? Which part(s) of the story led you to come to your answer?