Hallo, Aro is a series of flash fiction stories about allosexual aromantic characters navigating friendship, sexual attraction, aromanticism and the weight of amatonormative expectation.
Contains: A sapphic aromantic who fears that her interest in another girl may be best explained by a word she doesn’t wish applied to her–romance. This story follows on from the piece Friendship.
Length: 989 words / 4 PDF pages.
Advisory: References to amatonormativity and the vague nature of what is (and isn’t) decided to be romance or romantic.
Have you never thought that what you consider romance is … arbitrary? Cultural? And bound to a particular way of thinking and behaving?