Story of the Week #9 — “Chance” by Conor Powers-Smith

Found a horror/fantasy/speculative fiction mag called Black Treacle the other day. They are a Canada-based online magazine that publishes bimonthly. Though I’m not from Canada (and they give preference to Canadian writers), I submitted something anyway. The worst they can say is no. This week’s Story of the Week is, actually, written by a guy … More Story of the Week #9 — “Chance” by Conor Powers-Smith

NEAT. Submissions!

Would just like to remind everyone that NEAT. is still open for submissions until October 31. We’re looking for endings — or beginnings that come from endings. A little Halloween horror, a little sci-fi, a little whatever-the-heck-you-want-to-write. We want to read it. 🙂 We’re accepting fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and photography. Check out the website here. … More NEAT. Submissions!

Story of the Week #8 — “State Forests” by David Ryan

Finally getting back into the Stories of the Week with this wonderful little story by David Ryan. “State Forests” was published by Booth, the graduate literary magazine of Butler University. The basic summary of the story is this: a man encounters another standing on a bridge waiting to jump. They both jump, but the man … More Story of the Week #8 — “State Forests” by David Ryan

Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg

In the spirit of having been published this week by Burningword Literary Journal, I figured I would review a story in the July 1 issue. This flash fiction story by Amelia Jane Nierenberg hits rather close to home for me. Read the story here. This fantastic little piece manages to capture the essence of my … More Story of the Week #7 — “The Proposal” by Amelia Jane Nierenberg

Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”

Wrote up a short story for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction. The one-word inspiration for this week: “home.” Greyhound Genetics My old man suffers from an acute case of wanderlust. We’d never stayed in one place for more than four years at a time before building our own home and “settling down.” That was eight … More Five Sentence Fiction: “Greyhound Genetics”