Back To The Queer Future #4: Pamphlet Panic

You snap to consciousness beneath a bright blue sky, sun blazing overhead. Not for the first time, you wonder if it might be worth staying stuck in time just for the free travel and vitamin D. You are on a concrete road, lined with all sorts of buildings in a mish-mash of styles and there’s an expansive, vacant feel to the place. You creep around for a little while before you see giant cast iron gates, above them the words Paramount Pictures in iconic swirling typeface.

While you are excited you might get to hang out with Hollywood’s infamous queer "sewing circle", you’re a bit worried that there’s absolutely no-one around. After more wandering you hear the sound of a door closing to a building with a large “D” painted on it. You poke your head inside to see a woman staring at a piece of paper, looking concerned.

You ask if you can help, and the woman introduces herself as Edyth Eyde. She’s secretly been using quiet time in her secretarial job to start writing the first ever lesb...

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Sally

Sally does something with computers for a living. Beyond this, she enjoys making gifs, dreaming up stories, and overthinking. She lives over a river in the South of England, but her heart belongs forever to the North.

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