Not everything that I write is successful. ‘Earth to Earth’ was unplaced in Microcosms Flash Fiction competition – Microcosms 169 – on 30/09/2019. I thought that it was a reasonable little poem but the judge favoured other entries. That’s how it goes sometimes. You can’t win them all.
The rules required a story in no more than 300 words in response to the following prompts: Character – Coloniser / Location- A”New World” / Genre – Poem or Character – Pilot / Location – Space, Another Planet / Genre – Sci-fi/Fantasy. The story had to be written and submitted within a two day deadline.
‘I’ve been working day and night to get the anthology ready.
Thank you to all those that responded while we were performing author checks. Reading the stories, communicating with the authors (and those that contribute each day) has reaffirmed what an incredible pool of talent we have and what a genuinely charming and beautiful bunch of people are in the community. It’s heartwarming and makes all the effort worthwhile.
So, thanks to some very long days and nights, the book is ready much earlier than I anticipated. I have given it a release date of 23rd Sept.
Go to Amazon in your country and search for “vss365 anthology”
The KDP (Kindle) account has been set up so that all the royalties go directly to the children’s literacy charity, The Book Bus.’
I just knew that all that acrostics practice on #vss365 and #davidlpogson on Twitter would pay off one day. I now have my short story ‘The Acrostics Distraction Technique’ winning the Judge’s Pick of the Microcosms Flash Fiction competition – Microcosms 167 – on 17/08/2019. The rules required a story in no more than 300 words in response to the following prompts.
Character – Prisoner/ Location – Jailhouse/ Genre – Comedy
My flash fiction short story ‘The Alien Species Protection Act’ is published now by Sirens Call Publications in its freely downloadable eZine ‘The Sirens Call’ Issue 46. Read it for free at Page 53 by clicking direct on ‘The Sirens Call’
My very short story entry for 1 June 2019 on #vss365 on Twitter was chosen out of thousands of entries for publication in Volume 1 of the 2019 #VSS365 Anthology. Entry was via a 280 character Tweet. The prompt word changed every day. I based my entry on the prompt word ‘Ancient’. I like to combine my stories with an acrostic. I’ll post a link when the Anthology is published.
I’m pleased to say that my flash fiction short story ‘The Alien Species Protection Act’ has been selected for publication by Sirens Call Publications in its freely downloadable eZine ‘The Sirens Call’ Issue 46 to be released in August 2019. I’ll post a link when it comes out.
My poem ‘Awaiting the Death of Spin’ will published in Issue 6 of Lucent Dreaming after the end of July 2019 and can only be read there. I will post again when it is released. The theme is ‘Sedition’ reflecting on ‘the relationship between people and power’. So it’s not fake news, but it’s about fake news.
I am pleased to say that the latest short story ‘Pannus Mihi Passionis’ in the Selwyn Series has been published in the summer edition of ACES ‘The Terrier’ magazine. Selwyn delves into history. Read it for free at Pannus Mihi Passionis.
I’m pleased to say that my flash fiction short story ‘Graveyard Shift’ has been published by Sirens Call Publications in its freely downloadable eZine ‘The Sirens Call’ Issue 45 just released. The theme was ‘Distant Screams’. Read it for free by downloading the eZine at Sirens Call Publications. Just Click on the highlighted link. It’s on page 101 (not Room 101).