A while ago, the Queer Science Fiction group on Facebook had a flash fiction contest based on the word “flight”. My entry was one of the ones chosen for inclusion in the anthology that came out of the contest. If you like flash fiction, I recommend checking it out.
The 2016 Queer Sci-Fi Flash Fiction Anthology – “Flight”
A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our 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, blood-curdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s 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 us 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).
Taking Flight by Jenna Hale
My story gives you a brief glance of the Scottish highlands and what might have been, back when the veil between worlds was a little thinner. Since it’s only a 300-word story, I’ll give you the first sentence as a taste.
Aisling Daire Casey stood at the highest point of Tor Baile and clenched his hands into fists to stop their quivering.