Fives logo – a stylised number five

with merritt k

The last thing that made you smile

A photo of a frequently self-deprecating but lovely acquaintance having a wonderful time on a date.

A secret

I care deeply about what other people think of me.

The last thing you wrote

An essay on queer history & literature for Ignota Magazine.

Your favourite city

Edinburgh. Castles, clouds, and gorgeous landscapes—perfect for contemplating tragic decisions.

What you’d place in a time capsule

My zine collection.

merritt k is a writer and podcaster. Her first collection of poetry, Total Mood Killer, was published in 2017 by TigerBee Press. She is a cofounder and editor of Ignota Magazine, hosts the podcasts Woodland Secrets and dadfeelings, and can be found on Twitter at @merrittk.