I’m starting to think you people are doing this to me deliberately. Nothing for days, and then WHAM!
“Rod Drake”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/category/rod-drake/ has another “story”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/2006/08/15/damn-robots-rod-drake/ up over at “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs. Go give it a read.
Another “chilling tale”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/2006/08/15/first-date-hana-k-lee/ from Hana Lee over at “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs. I don’t think I’ll ever look at first dates quite the same way again. Good thing that’s not something I’ll ever have to worry about, eh?
Two new stories up over at “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs – one from Christopher Dwyer and another one from Hana Lee. Go check them out!
Wow, two new contributors in the one day! Charles Richard Laing adds his pen to the ranks at “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs with his humorous tale called “Fish Stories”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/2006/08/04/fish-stories-charles-richard-laing/. Take note: the punchline is both obscure and humorous.
We’ve added another name to the list of contributors at “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs. Hana K. Lee has submitted a creepy story entitled “Another Day”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/2006/08/04/another-day-hana-k-lee/. Go give it a read and leave some feedback for Hana.
My latest and greatest curveball is up over at “The Curveball Conspiracy”:http://curveballconspiracy.blogspot.com/. Michael O’Mahoney, owner of the site, had this to say about “Going the Cycle”:
Completely mental… I loved it.
That brings a goofy, satisfied grin to my face.
Go check it out! And give The Curveball Conspiracy a little lovin’.
Sandra Seamans submitted a nice little “drabble”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drabble to “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs called “A Rage of Angels”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/2006/07/26/a-rage-of-angels-sandra-seamans/. Go check it out!
Side note: I’ve actually been considering a drabble contest over on Flashes, as soon as I figure out how to sponsor some prize support. Think there’d be much interest in such a competition?
I’m enjoying a working vacation at the moment. The next couple of days are scheduled for getting some work done around the property – cleaning up wind-blown trees, resetting fenceline, removing brush, etc. It’s actually a nice break away from the office despite the heat. And in a few minutes, I’ll be getting back to my writing. The plan is to finish up this big project of mine by the end of week (sooner, if possible), and then get busy working on some more short stories. And by the weekend, if all goes well, I’ll have DSL set up at home again, which will be a major boon to my writing.
“Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs is already taking off. I’ve had four submissions turned in over the weekend, all great stories. Swing over and check them out. Of course, I’m looking for even more great stories, so send me something new!
Y’all have a great day. It’s back to work for me.
Well, I just wrote and posted the first story, checking in at 600 words, at “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/ called “Dragonfly”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/2006/07/13/dragonfly/. Please, go give it a read and let me know what you think.
And I’m still waiting for submissions. (I know, I know – I’m so impatient.)
Now I’ve gone and done it. “Flashes of Speculation”:http://open-dialogue.com/fs/ is now up and running. The goal is to provide a place (a home?) for flash fiction in the area of speculative fiction. Sci-fi, fantasy, dark sci-fi, dark fantasy, even horror with a twist of sci-fi or fantasy is welcome. So, if you write in any of these areas and want to share your work and receive feedback, please go check it out. And please advertise to anyone and everyone. I’d like to see this project take off. I don’t know about you, but my appetite for good speculative fiction never gets sated.
What are you waiting for? Go. Write. Submit.