Flash

Flash fiction, 2000, usually less than 1000 words

Writing Prompt: Haptics

I have been talking about and thinking about haptics a lot lately. The whole ..way we feel and touch things and how computers and connected devices can make us feel things. My favorite example that I make everyone try is the iPhone 7’s home “button” it doesn’t move. But it 100% feels like it moves. (And maybe you’re a fancy person who doesn’t have this experience but I totally do.) It seems exactly like I’ve depressed it when I push…
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Prompt: Brain Scans

Happy Friday! I find myself often being prompted to write based on a news or newsish story I read. I thought I’d try posting those on Fridays and see if people like it. Prompt: Brain Scans Article: Could brain scans determine guilt? from a great podcast that I really enjoy Quirks and Quarks. (The transcript has been included and more information.) Questions: What happens if we start to really come to have a solid handle scientifically on who people who…
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S1.49 A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

  A Chance Encounter by Jennifer Deese Jennifer Deese first officially joined the writing world and became a published author in 2013 with her inaugural novella, The Orchid Keeper. Miss Deese is fond of writing shorter stories versus full sized novels. Her first book will eventually be the prequel novella to a series of short books called The Osipian Chronicles. From childhood her mother has foster her imagination and love of reading…which Deese sees as the roots of her love…
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Monthly Review

Something I want to try to do more or be more transparent, or consistent about is …reviews. So my monthly review. January I wanted to try to get some stuff cleaned up, get back into writing more, and get sorted out what my next audiobook project was. I did do more writing. I’ve been writing/rewriting/editing one of my Smoke Jumper novellas. It is actually going ok. Not perfect, but pretty well. I’m fading in and out on working on it,…
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How can I help?

I wrote earlier this week about writing for my niece. The second piece of this is something I’ve been struggling with for a while. Why me? I created a podcast. (You might have heard of it, 600 Second Saga.) This makes me a gatekeeper of sorts. Not a super fancy gate wearing gatekeepers (that’s what real gatekeepers do right? wear gates?) but one nonetheless. I read a lot of other submission guidelines along the way to creating mine. Some of…
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S1.41 String-Driven Thing

String-Driven Thing by Vaughan Stanger String-Driven Thing was originally published in Nature Futures. Formerly an astronomer and more recently a research project manager in the aerospace and defense industry, Vaughan Stanger now writes SF and fantasy fiction for a living. His stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Postscripts, Nature Futures and Interzone, amongst other noted magazines and anthologies. Like most writers, he’s working on a novel—and has been for many years. He also loves cats, thus…
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S1.40 Kathy’s Dream

Kathy’s Dream by Mileva Anastasiadou. Mileva Anastasiadou is a neurologist, living and working in Athens, Greece. Her work can be found in Ofi press magazine, Infective Ink, the Molotov Cocktail, Foliate Oak, HFC journal, Down in the Dirt, Minus paper, Massacre, Pendora, Maudlin house, Menacing Hedge, Scarlet Leaf Review, Nebula Rift, Idler, Litterateur online and soon in Midnight Circus, AntipodeanSF, Big Echo:Critical SF, the Ham, Blood and Thunder:Musings on the Art of Medicine, Hindered Souls, Sick Lit, the Potomac, Front…
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Flash Fiction Main Characters

I read something a while ago that has been bubbling around in the back of my brain. I’ve read a lot about flash fiction and I’ve read a lot of flash fiction. I read something that said the person who wrote it assumed all flash fiction main characters were stand-ins for the authors. I was stunned and confused. Was this person reading the same flash fiction I was? I’ve read flash fiction with characters that have more depth than some…
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The Perfect Mattress

A flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig. Two subgenres mashed up. Mine? Fairytale and parallel words. Sort of the princess and the pea across the worlds. Sometimes you really, really just want a good night’s rest. I’ve been working on the studio so I did a quick round of audio for this story to test it out. (Check out the podcast for lots more audio!) The Perfect Mattress I woke up from another rotten night’s sleep and peeled apart the…
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