Flash Fiction Online is in the process of redesigning the covers of their yearly anthologies, including the 2020 anthology. I already liked the previous look, but the new design has my—well, everyone’s—name on the cover, so I can’t complain.
Flash Fiction Online came out with a new anthology last month, edited by Suzanne W. Vincent, collecting all the stories published in 2020, including one of mine, “We Are the Moor.”
The anthology includes stories from: Stewart C Baker, Samuel Barnhart, Rebecca, Birch, R.K. Duncan, Sam Dunnington,Corey Farrenkopf, Lora Gray, Maria Haskins, Dayla Haynes, Bryce Heckman, Sylvia Heike, Audrey R. Hollis, Jennifer Hudak, Juliet Kemp, G.T. Knight, Melanie Lau, Tara Lazar, Sheila Massie, Dafydd McKimm, Nancy Moir, Wendy Nikel, Hailey Piper, Kyle Richardson, Elsa Richardson-Bach, Kelly Sandoval, T.R. Siebert, A.C. Spahn, Renée Jessica Tan, Angela Teagardner, Cathy Tenzo, David Urbina, Marie Vibbert, Filip Wiltgren
» Buy Flash Fiction Online 2020 Anthology directly from the publisher (available as epub, pdf, mobi)
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We’ve made it almost to the end of 2020. Christmas and 2021 are finally around the corner. It’s also that time of year when authors like to remind you of the stories they had published during the year, so that you can read & enjoy them, and perhaps, spread the word, or even nominate your favourites for awards.
I only had one eligible story come out in 2020, but I’m very proud of it. I’d be thrilled if you gave it a read:
» Read “We Are the Moor” in Flash Fiction Online (975 words)
I discovered a review of “We Are The Moor” I hadn’t seen until now. Victoria Silverwolf at Tangent Online had some very nice things to say about my story:
“This is a poetic and gently melancholy tale, full of sincere emotion and appreciation for nature.”
» Read the whole review here.
» You can read the story over at Flash Fiction Online.
Happy May Day! I have some news. I have joined the ranks of other authors at Curious Fictions. Curious Fictions is a platform that brings together authors and readers of short fiction, all in one place. Authors are vetted, so the quality of the stories remains high.
There are many ways to support authors on the website such as optional tips. All my stories on the site will, at least for now, be available for free. I wouldn’t say no to a comment or a like though! It’s always great to hear when a reader has read something of mine.
My first story on the site is a reprint, “Not All Who Wander Are Lost”. It’s a young adult fantasy flash fiction, about a boy who meets a mysterious girl in the magical Midsummer night. You can expect a few more reprints in the same vein in the spring/summer.
Another review/recommendation for “We Are The Moor“, this time at Tor.com. Yes, Tor.com! Alex Brown kindly includes my story in their Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction: February 2020 recommendations.
They describe my story as “beautifully sad and remarkably sincere” and also calls me “an author to watch.” Read more here.
I am loving that this story is getting read & reviewed and honestly a bit stunned. I am so grateful for Flash Fiction Online for publishing it, and editor Suzanne Vincent for helping me make the story what it is.
My story, “We Are The Moor” is featured in Maria Haskins’ SFFH Short Fiction Roundup for February 2020 at Curious Fictions.
She says: “The moor itself speaks to us in this lovely, haunting love-and-ghost story … Gorgeous and moving.”
» You can also listen to the Roundup on Youtube on her channel.
Charles Payseur has reviewed my flash fiction story “We Are The Moor” at Quick Sip Reviews. He says: “It’s an evocative and yearning story, a haunting told from the other side, and it’s a great read!”
» Read more at Quick Sip Reviews – Flash Fiction Online February 2020
It’s February, and I have a story in Flash Fiction Online! I am beyond thrilled. I’ve loved the magazine almost as long as I’ve been writing. This is my first story published with them and my 2nd pro sale. I also really love this story. It’s probably one of the best things I’ve written to date.
The theme of the February issue is LOVE. “We Are The Moor” is a story of undying love told from the collective point of view of the moor.
Check out the other great stories in this issue as well:
An Oasis of Amends by Floris Kleijne
Love and Assimilation by Bryce Heckman
A Tobacco Plant by Punch Magazine, Nov 11, 1914
And a new writing column from Jason S. Ridler
Read and enjoy!
Two of my stories have been published in an anthology by The Lit Up Press: “My Mother’s Gingerbread” and “Merry Christmas With A Little Celestial Help.”
The first story, “My Mother’s Gingerbread” features a traditional gingerbread cookie recipe which I can guarantee makes delicious cookies. It’s a quiet story of tradition, family, and longing, set in a kitchen. The second one, “Merry Christmas With A Little Celestial Help” is a sweet and melancholy tale of a heavenly being looking after a little girl and her father on Christmas eve. Her eagerness to bring them happiness and joy, overlooking a few celestial rules in the process, causes all sorts of trouble.
The anthology is called Frozen Adornments: Poetry and Prose of Winter and Wonder, and is available on Amazon (and Amazon UK) as a paperback & for Kindle. It features a collection of wonderful Christmas and winter themed stories and poetry, most of which have previously appeared on Lit Up.
Many thanks to the editors (Diamaya Dawn, A.Maguire, Pat Link, Chris Drew, Annie Caldwell) for putting together this anthology!