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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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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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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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You feeling lucky, ’Punk?

Author’s note: This is my flash fiction for April'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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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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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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