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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: July

And we're more than half-way through this heavy year, but we're still pressing on with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Thanks to my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! June's authors took on historical fiction in a really creative way! (Read June's stories here.) Now it's time for our …

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I’ve had a short work of nonfiction published in Wordgathering’s June 2020 edition!

Squee! To be perfectly honest, I am so shy and insecure about my nonfiction pieces. It's much easier for me to relay my truths through quirky aliens who eat cake and have space adventures. But a while back I wrote a piece about how I experience hearing. A true account of my relationship with sounds …

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Voting for the 2020 Prix Aurora Awards is now open!

I’m really excited about this year’s ballot because I know many of the nominees. That makes it fun for me because there’s an added level of excitement and anticipation. Also, for the first time ever, I have a work on the ballot! Nothing Without Us is a nominee in the Best Related Work category. Kohenet …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: June Results

Sorry this post is so late. I’m currently on a type of hiatus, for physical and mental health reasons. And I didn’t write a story this month because I was heavily involved in an online writers con, then my brain and body went *poof*. Thankfully, we have authors who did write flash fiction for June. …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: June [UPDATE]

It might seem odd that I am continuing this fun and non-competitive flash fiction game during a global pandemic and a time of gross injustices (Black lives matter!), but I strongly feel that taking a break to be creative is really good for my mental health. If you're not up to it this month, that's …

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I’m going to be a panelist at Renaissance’s Virtual Writers Con!

This virtual writers conference by my publisher, Renaissance, is going to be such a blast! It will have great panels, readings, book launches, and even an interactive vendors room chat (on Discord). Oh yeah, it's FREE to attend! How awesome is that? Learn more! I'll be on the following panels: June 6, 2 PM: Bad …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: May Results

It warms my heart that my trusty band of author humans continue to write their super-creative stories. Thanks, author humans! Last week, I drew these cards: 9 of spades, 2 of hearts, and the 9 of diamonds. That meant the genre was action-adventure, the setting was a fandom gathering, and the object that must appear …

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Nothing Without Us is a Prix Aurora Award Nominee! [UPDATED]

IMPORTANT NEWS! The voters' reading package is now available for Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) members! If you become a member now (membership is $10 per year), you can download the works of the nominees! Voting will take place between June 20 and July 25, 2020 (11:59:59 EDT). Don't forget to vote for …

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White brick wall. Text reads: It's time for May's Flash Fiction Draw

Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: May

It might seem odd that I am continuing this fun and non-competitive flash fiction game during a global pandemic, but I strongly feel that taking time out to be creative is really good for my mental health. But if you're not up to it this month, that's absolutely okay, too. I just wanted to do …

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