Tag: flash fiction

  • Award eligibility post

    Award eligibility post

    It’s that time of year again. Like so many other authors, I’d like to present a rundown of work that came out in 2021. If you are nominating for the Hugo, Astounding, Nebula, Stoker, Locus, or any of the other awards out there, I’d appreciate your consideration. For purposes of awards restricted by geography, national […]

  • Preorder Martian Issue 1

    Preorder Martian Issue 1

    Do you want to support a pro-paying market for super-short stories? If so, the first issue of Martian: The Magazine of Science Fiction Drabbles is available for purchase on Amazon. My story “Honey and Apples” is in excellent company.

  • “Family Dinner”: Underland Arcana

    “Family Dinner”: Underland Arcana

    My flash story “Family Dinner” is out today in the third issue of Underland Arcana. It’s free to read online. You can also buy the issue as an ebook or paperback and support the cool stuff Mark Teppo’s doing with Underland Press. So far, my stories for Underland are 2 for 2 incorporating unhealthy relationships […]

  • “Honey and Apples”: Martian

    “Honey and Apples”: Martian

    I don’t often write drabbles, but here is one I did write about climate change, Rosh Hashanah, and resilience.

  • “Kill Switch”: Flash Fiction Podcast

    “Kill Switch”: Flash Fiction Podcast

    Check out Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast 0614 to listen to “Kill Switch.” I always think it’s interesting to hear a reader’s choices: pauses, emphasis, etc. In this case I particularly wanted to hear the results because CB Droege is a man, and I had originally pictured my narrator as a woman. (I didn’t specify […]

  • The obligatory awards post

    The obligatory awards post

    As 2020 slouches toward its end, authors pause their doomscrolling and conscientiously abandon their works in progress for a few moments (note: this is career-related, and therefore absolutely entirely nothing at all like procrastination). They assemble links, quash their self-consciousness, and hurl self-promoting posts into the aether before diving under a blanket. It just so […]

  • “Purple Lizard Skin”: Wyldblood

    “Purple Lizard Skin”: Wyldblood

    I neglected to post last week, but my SF story “Purple Lizard Skin” was Wyldblood‘s Friday Flash and is free to read on the site. It’s the first time this byline’s appeared in a publication based outside of North America. That doesn’t much matter when so much of short fiction publishing is online, but is […]

  • “Kill Switch”: Daily Science Fiction

    “Kill Switch”: Daily Science Fiction

    Daily Science Fiction‘s featured story for today is “Kill Switch.” Check it out if you’re in the mood for a flash tale of biotechnology, professionalism, and evil.