Anjali Patel

writer & software engineer

  1. Your Sword, Your Trumpet

    “The first time I saw you was at the beginning.” [... read more]

  2. acatenago

    Welcome to the new year! Toward the end of 2023, I hiked a volcano. It was immensely challenging and not something I would recommend for inexperienced hikers (me). Here is the play by play... [... read more]

  3. 2021 Awards Eligibility

    I had four short stories published in 2021 that are eligible for awards. [... read more]

  4. there and back again

    I said in my last post that updates are owed, and here they are: Back in May, I reached my limit. After a slew of apartment issues, I said “screw this, I’m out.” And I did not just mean out of my apartment, I meant out of the city. [... read more]

  5. i have an author event! for the bridge to elsewhere anthology

    I have a new story coming out in a spaceship-themed anthology called "Bridge to Elsewhere", pending funding via Kickstarter! Alana Joli Abbott and Julia Rios edited it and stacked the table of contents with some incredible talent. It's an honor to share such company, and Alana and Julia are wonderful editors. [... read more]

  6. Our Bones Were The Mortar

    The first thing I do after I wake up is walk Romeo, and then I come home and write. Sometimes as we walk, I imagine myself moving through the story I’m focused on from the main character’s point of view. I ask myself: What are they seeing, smelling, hearing? What are they feeling? [... read more]

  7. new job, new story, new website

    A lot has happened since the last time I wrote. Including but not limiting to: [... read more]

  8. this is what's happening (feat goals and romeo's birthday)

    It’s 2021! I hope you all had a restful holiday and have reasons to look forward to the year ahead. This year I am choosing to acknowledge Time and the fictional markers we assign to our passage through it because, well...a fresh start does sound nice. So I created some yearly goals for once. Here are two of them: [... read more]

  9. a fresh start and oh look i'm a social media vegan now

    Yes! I am trying to get this off the ground again! I’ve mentioned it before, but the thing that always gets in the way of me committing to any type of blog/newsletter/etc. is knowing when to declare a post finished. When left to my own devices, I tinker endlessly. So I am imposing restrictions on myself: [... read more]