Tag Archive | flash fiction

My Word of the Year

My Word of the Year

My word of the year is Finish. I’ve assessed where I am in my writing journey and what I’m missing is a backlog of finished polished manuscripts. I’m reading Jon Acuff’s Finish. Or rather I have been but put it aside the past couple of months. As a goal/oriented person, I have an endless number […]

Writing Shorts

Writing Shorts

As you know if you’ve been following me for awhile, I’m pretty into short fiction. My short story collection, The Heir, is coming out soon (stay tuned!), I’ve done quite a number of short stories on this blog, and of course I’ve done plenty of them via Splickety/Havok. I really like writing it. I like […]

Submit Your Stories to Havok Magazine

Submit Your Stories to Havok Magazine

If y’all aren’t following Havok magazine, you should be. This flash fiction magazine is the place to get your quick hits of speculative fiction, and it’s a great paying market for you to submit to. Each issue of Havok has a theme, and submitted stories must fit the theme. Below are themes for upcoming issues. […]

Challenge Success

Challenge Success

Throughout the last half of the month of August, I participated in an informal challenge given by my good buddy and boss at Splickety Publishing Group, Ben Wolf, to write one flash fiction story per day for the rest of the month. I didn’t do exactly that. For one thing, I didn’t finish all of […]

Challenges and Goals

Challenges and Goals

I love participating in challenges. They’re like productive dares. Who can resist a good dare? I’ve always been the kind of person to do something just because someone said I couldn’t. When I was a kid, we used to go camping in the mountains and there was a series of lakes connected by a creek. […]

Fun With Short Stories

Fun With Short Stories

One of my difficulties is getting back into the groove after a long writing layoff. Especially when that layoff occurs in the middle of the story. It’s difficult to leap back into the jumble of emotions which found their way onto the page when you’ve been separated from those specific emotions for a while. So, […]

The Judge

The Judge

I’ve been asked to accept the enormous honor of judging the Realm  Maker’s Flash Fiction Contest. The winner will receive free registration to this year’s Realm Makers conference. (For more details, click here. You still have a couple days to get your story in, if you’d like!) Working with Splickety and Havok, I’ve also had […]