I’ve written six longer stories and six drabbles over the past 3 weeks — not too bad for the time span. Writing will slow down as work gets crazy again, but overall I feel happy with what I’ve produced and pleasantly tired.
Two sci-fi drabbles accepted for the Drabbledark II anthology (Shacklebound Books).
Two new long sci-fi flashes: Fingers crossed!
A new 500-word fairy tale: This is a new genre for me, so we’ll see. I think the story is pretty cool.
A drabble for the Biffy Microfiction Comp (theme “weather”) that a Twitter friend is judging and she tagged me and a few other folks to enter. Not holding my breath for this one, I seriously doubt it’s winning material, but it’s a solid drabble and, in the likely event that it goes nowhere in this comp, it could find a home someplace nice and quiet.
A sci-fi micro entered in the 53-word story competition (July theme: UFOs) in a fun three-way submission pact with two Twitter buddies. We should’ve heard the results by now, but what can you do.
A new dark-fiction/magical realism story to The Molotov Cocktail “Flash Beast” contest. It’s a strong piece, one of the best if not the best I’ve ever written, but the competition is really stiff. I will be disappointed if the story doesn’t crack top 10, but, on the upside, it’s a piece I know will appear somewhere awesome.
Three funny reprint entries in To Hull and Back humorous short story competition. Shortlist will be out in September.
To send something to Ellipsis Zine 4 (dark theme, deadline 9/6) and to Ginger Collect (deadline 9/8) in a buddy-system pact with a Twitter friend.
I seem to do a lot of stuff because of Twitter friends. Hmmm. Then again, as far as peer influence goes, writing short fiction doesn’t sounds too bad.