ID: Zoom video snapshot. Top left: Robert Kingett, a slim white man wearing a black shirt, cream pants, and holding up a mirror for a bathroom selfie. Top right: Cait Gordon, a white woman with silver medium length hair, red rimmed glasses, silver and black headphones, and a black T-shirt. Her background is a purple to orange gradient space sky with the In the ’Cosm logo to the top right of her. Bottom photo: Randy Lacey, a white man with brown hair, brown-rimmed glasses, a goatee, and wearing a black T-shirt. He's smiling as he speaks into his hanging microphone.

In the ’Cosm Podcast S1, Ep6: The Artificial Divide Between the Blind and the Sighted, with Robert Kingett and Randy Lacey

Season 1 ends with a bang editors Robert Kingett and Randy Lacey speak to me about their upcoming anthology, Artifical Divide. This collection of fiction stories is written by authors who are Blind, visually impaired, or who have low vision. You can listen to this episode by clicking the embedded Spotify widget, or you can …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: November’s and December’s Results

Aw, this is my last summary post for 2020, but that's okay because the Flash Fiction Draw will continue in 2021, curated by author Jeffrey Ricker! You can follow him on his website and on Twitter to learn more. November's entries For November, I drew these cards: 3 of spades, 9 of hearts, and the …

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Ooo-la-ahhh… (Flash Fiction)

I did it! I finished my final flash fiction of 2020! The cards drawn meant we had to write an dystopian piece that takes place at the Eiffel Tower, and there had to be a cane in the story. Here’s my entry: Ooo-la-ahhh... December 15. It’s been seven months to the day that I’ve been living in France. …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: October’s Results

Hoo-whee, this month's challenge was...challenging. But never you mind your pretty lil' head over it because my trusty band of authors came through. Yee haw! For October, I drew these cards: 8 of spades, 10 of hearts, and the 6 of diamonds. That meant the genre was Western, the setting was a museum, and the …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: September’s Results

Whoops! A little tardy, but here are the results of September's flash fiction challenge! As always, my trusty band of authors came through. And I got to write this month, too! For September, I drew these cards: 10 of spades, 6 of hearts, and the 3 of diamonds. That meant the genre was YA, the …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: September

Welp, I have full-blown frozen shoulder, but the show must go on! We're into our ninth month with the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I'm going to try to write for this month, and as always, I thank my faithful band of writers who have been playing along. I appreciate you! I just posted a combined …

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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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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: 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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