Last year, I surprised myself by rustling up an entry for the Queer Sci-Fi Flash Fiction Contest after I was invited to take part. Surprised, because I’m usually hopeless at writing to order. But then we visited Iona, which gave me one idea, and my paranormal Adepts series yielded another. So, in the end, and in very good time for the deadline, I had two pieces to choose from. The one I picked for my submission, Patience, even won a honourable mention, which left me with all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings.
The 2018 Queer Sci-Fi Flash Fiction contest has just been announced and this year’s theme is IMPACT.
Will I do it again? At the moment, my mind is sifting ideas. Fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal… field’s wide open as long as nobody asks me to write horror. Swords, aliens accused of cannibalism, a fist to someone’s jaw, a nifty assassin, and some nefarious advertising all jostle for the chance to be told in 300 words.
Will it turn into something?
We’ll see. As last year, the outtakes will end up here or in the newsletter. (See? I’m already assuming this is happening….)