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A Bathroom Myth

Anya Johanna DeNiro

Video game

The whole week

Duration: 45 minutes

Place: Riches-Claires

A trans* fairy tale with multiple endings about a sentient bathroom and a trans woman named Astrid.

In the City of the Animal, the city legislature has just released an Edict restricting the use of bathrooms “based on biological sex.” The women’s restroom on the 5th floor of a sleepy downtown skyscraper doesn’t think the Edict will have any affect whatsoever on it. That is, until a young trans woman named Astrid bursts into the restroom to seek sanctuary from overzealous police. What happens next will change both of them, and perhaps the liberty of the city itself.


TW : Transphobia

Anya Johanna DeNiro
Anya Johanna DeNiro is a fiction writer and editor living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of City of a Thousand Feelings (Aqueduct Press, 2020) and the forthcoming short novel OKPsyche (Small Beer Press, 2023). Her fiction has been on the Honor Roll for the Otherwise Award, on the shortlist for the O.Henry Award, and a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Her stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Catapult, Strange Horizons, DIAGRAM, Asimov's, and Fence.
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