Posted tagged ‘flash fiction’

“Twilight of the Alpha Males” has found a home

March 13, 2019

I mentioned here once or twice about a story I wrote that was only 460+ words long yet seemed whole and complete. I dithered with it, thinking maybe there was more story to tell, but when no more story presented itself I figured it was finished. My first piece of flash fiction. I was originally going to call it “Rolling Coal” but then settled on “Twilight of the Alpha Males.” It’s a fun story, with maybe a jibe at some current political situation. (Or maybe not.)

So I began sending it out to see if there was any interest. And it turns out there was. The very first place I submitted it to, accepted it. “Twilight of the Alpha Males” will appear in the May 2019 issue of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.

I had sent it to two other places, the second only two days ago, and now I must withdraw those submissions.

When the story comes up, I’ll post a link here.

Rebecca finds a home

October 15, 2009

I just learned this evening that another short story of mine, “Rebecca finds her way,” has been accepted for publication. It will appear in the Winter 2009 issue of Mirror Dance, which is the same publication that accepted my story “The Manuscript.”

“Rebecca finds her way” is a piece of flash fiction, coming in at 735 words (thereabouts). It is one of my Google Documents experiments. I wrote and revised the story completely in Google Documents, only copying it to Word in order to format it for submission. I make a brief mention of it at the end of this post.

Mirror Dance publishes all ranges of fantasy fiction, and my story falls into the feminist fantasy flash fiction category. It’s a recognizable character in our universe, having a dispute with a piece of technology that will lead her astray if she follows it.

So I’ll be sure to post a link to the story when it comes online. Thanks for being patient with me as I crow.