Thursday, September 22, 2016

Queer Sci Fi's Flight

This was my second year of being included in Queer Sci-Fi's micro-story collection. The theme was Flight, however you might interpret that one word, and the goal was to write a story 300 words or less.

I did, and was pretty proud of my efforts. An except from my story, Stronger Than Flight, can be found at the bottom of this post.

Here's the official blurb-y thing that goes with the release:

front-coverThe 2016 Queer Sci Fi Flash Fiction anthology, "Flight", is here, and I have a story in it! It's a really cool concept:

A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written.

Queer Sci Fi's Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. "Flight" leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances.

Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors’ minds.

The book us available in eBook form (4.99), and will soon be available in paperback with b/w illustrations inside (12.99) and in a special collector's edition with color illustrations (24.99).

Buy Links

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Alleta strode into class with only one perfectly formed wing draped in resting position. After checking in, she faced the room with a look so fierce and defiant that Daria smiled. Smiles must not have been what Aletta expected, nor the total lack of plumage against Daria's back, because her next expression—of awe and sudden interest—made Daria's heart beat in her chest as if it had become caged for the first time.

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