The 2016 Queer Sci Fi Flash Fiction anthology, "Flight", is here, and I have a story in it!
It's a really cool concept: A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of the entrants say it's the hardest thing they've ever written.
Queer Sci Fi's Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. "Flight" leaves much for the authors to interpret: winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances. Some astonishing stories were submitted from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones and all LGBTQ speculative fiction.
The stories in this anthology include AIs and angels, winged lions and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors minds. The book is available in eBook form (4.99), and will soon be available in paperback with b/w illustrations inside (12.99) and in a special collector's edition with color illustrations (24.99).
From my story, Fledgling:
Kell wiggled his bare toes. It was far easier to focus on them than the sheer, two thousand feet drop scant yards from his feet. He groped behind him, just to make sure the limestone wall of the cave was still there. Its’ solidity reassured him; calmed the frantic beat of his heart.