Flash Fiction Challenge: July’s and August’s Results

Better late than never! As I am recovering from frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis for you medical geeks), it's been difficult to do much typing. But my trusty band of authors still wrote flash fiction for July and August. Thanks, you wonderful humans! July's entries For July, I drew these cards: king of spades, 4 of …

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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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golden silk material

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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ID: Book cover of Nothing Without Us and the Aurora Award Nominee logo

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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Assorted light bronze and steel gears

Flash Fiction Challenge: April Results

So much changed since our last challenge. Most of us are staying at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I thought I'd try "lighting the lighthouse" last week and to my delight, people still wrote flash fiction this month! Last week, I drew pretty decent cards: 2 of spades, Jack of hearts, and the 8 …

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ID: Three cards. Ace of spades (mystery), 5 of hearts (open field), and 4 fo diamonds (beard trimmer).

Flash Fiction Challenge: March Results

And the results are in! Honestly, I'm impressed that anyone wrote anything for March. Hooboy, my selections were a doozy. And this is why I cannot play cards for money—if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all! Last week, I drew these winners: ace of spades, 5 of hearts, and the …

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A sunset on an open field, all dark browns, ambers, and ochres. Text reads: The Trim Reaper, A Mystery Flash Fiction, Cait Gordon

The Trim Reaper

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for March's entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to the blog …

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2020 Flash Fiction Challenge: February Results

The results are in, and the authors didn't disappoint! Last week, I drew these cards: 6 of spades, King of hearts, and the 7 of diamonds. That meant the genre was gothic romance, the setting was a mausoleum, and the object that must appear in the story was goggles. Honestly, I couldn't believe I picked …

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Mock book cover: An old grey stone mausoleum with green leaf growth. Text reads: Cait Gordon, A Quest in the Dark, a gothic romance flash fiction.

A Quest in the Dark

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for February’s entry of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. Each month of 2020, on the first Monday, I’ll draw cards to determine the genre, setting, and an object that has to appear in the short story. Participants will have until the following Monday to link their stories to …

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