My story “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” has been published in freeze frame fiction, special volume 2: YA Fiction.
This tale of young love was inspired by midsummer mysteries and light summer nights, and written with Lana del Rey’s Summertime Sadness playing in the background.
“I found you wandering along a bridge in the light-as-day Midsummer night. Your white dress and waist-long hair swayed in the breeze, and I couldn’t let you pass till your lips parted with your name. You said it was Therese, but it might as well have been a breath of an ancient language no longer spoken.”
My story, “Brother, Unseen,” is in issue #23 of Luna Station Quarterly.
All the stories in this issue are speculative, ranging from science fiction to fantasy, from fairy tale to mythology. You can read the stories on the LSQ website or purchase the issue on Amazon.
“I’m bending the rules of the Brotherhood just entering the Museum of Recent History, but I must pay my respects. Whoever invented this—presenting history barely a few weeks old in a museum—must be delighted. A fresh tragedy means something new to put on display and charge for.”
My story, “Goodbye, Sunshine,” won first place in Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Fury Contest!
I am honestly stunned. Thank you, Editor Josh Goller and co-judge(s) for loving this unsettling piece of writing.
Other prize winners are: Lisa Fagaly with “Cloud Rage” (second place) and Layla Al-Bedawi with “Midgut Rock” (third place). Honorable Mentions (4th to 10th place): Fred Senese, Melissa Monks, Lindsay Dick, Heidi Sterling, Joseph Grantham, Kyle Yadlowski, and Holly Collingwood.
Check out the Flash Fury mega issue with all ten stories here: