Tag Archive | flash fiction

The Solstice is Coming!

Meet the cover art (by the very talented Tam Rogers) for the Flash Dogs dual anthology coming out on Sunday, summer solstice for those of us in the northern hemisphere, winter for those in the south. It will be available in both print and e-book formats. Flash Dogs is a casual collective of flash-fiction writers […]

Monday Micro: “Dreaming of Midsummer Nights”

This puckish little tale earned an Honorable Mention over at my favorite weekly contest, Flash! Friday. The photo prompt featured a hoodied panhandler and the required element was Character: Spy. “Dreaming of Midsummer Nights” 210 words A butterfly landed on the edge of Robin’s alms cup and fanned its stained-glass wings. Robin sucked in his […]

Monday Micro–“Cloven Skies”

I almost didn’t participate in Flash! Friday last week as I spent the morning brainstorming, ended up with pages of notes and nothing that could possibly be distilled into 200 words. I got a bit of friendly goading from fellow (and incredibly talented) flasher, Michael Seese. So I slashed and hacked and fiddled and finally […]

Monday Micros–“Escape Velocity” and “Next Phase”

Our Flash Friday (volume 3-11) two-part prompt included, for the setting element: moon. For the picture prompt we got this shot from: Harshil Shaw: For a prompt that begs to go spec-fic, my first piece teases at being SF, but is really straight fiction–though gauging from the comments I’ve received so far, I may not […]

Monday Micros: “Fire with Fire” and “Facsimile”

Let’s get this ol’ gal of a blog cranking with some micros. My Scrivener file of flashes is bursting at the seams. We had a big couple of weeks over at Flash! Friday, what with the third Flashversary and the start of the new year with a panel of shiny new judges. So this week’s […]

Monday Micros: Earth-Colony and a Radioactive Monk

Spill over from last week’s contest. The first one took 3rd place over at MicroBookends, a fun contest where we get a photo prompt and the first and last words for a 100-word flash. Autochthonous Earth clings like a barnacle to a distant sun. Moody purple clouds bruise the beige sky, and we make the […]

Friday Flasher: “All Shook Up”

I wasn’t the only one who saw Undead Elvis in that photo.