Time for Renewal

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New Anthology Out Today

And I’m in there somewhere!

Okay, I’m actually sort of stoked to be included. Renewal is a flash fiction anthology. If you aren’t familiar with the term, flash fiction is incredibly short. For this anthology no more than 300 words. You heard me 300 words! To tell an entire story.

If somehow you got here and aren’t familiar with me, short isn’t really in my wheelhouse. A rambling fiction anthology would be right up my alley. I’ve always been fascinated by those tiny little stories, though. Many of them are incredibly clever. So this year I decided to try my hand. I’m sure I’ve never sweated more over 300 words!

The anthology is a benefit for QueerSciFi.com. If you enjoy science fiction, fantasy, paranormal or horror fiction with queer characters (or any of the above no matter the orientation of the characters), it’s a great place to see what’s new. They have a corresponding Queer Sci Fi Facebook Group which is a fun place to hang out and meet other readers and authors. Check it out if you’re into SF/F!

This year’s anthology theme was renewal and I’m sure you’ll recognize many of the authors who have contributed stories.

Re.new.al (noun)

1) Resuming an activity after an interruption, or
2) Extending a contract, subscription or license, or
3) Replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down, or broken, or
4) Rebirth after death.

Four definitions to spark inspiration, a limitless number of stories to be conceived. Only 110 made the cut.

Thrilling to hopeful, Renewal features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets about sexual and gender minorities to entice readers.

Welcome to Renewal.

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Renewal - Queer Sci Fi Flash Fiction Anthology

Excerpt

Because these stories are only 300 words each, a normal excerpt would be a total spoiler. Instead, here are first lines from a few of the stories. Enjoy!

“Before we continue, there’s a rather macabre fact about me I should share.” Rejuvenation, by Christine Wright

“When I died they buried me at the bottom of the garden and returned to the fields.” Below the Hill, by Matthew Bright

“The world is ending and I can’t look away from your eyes.” Sunrise, by Brigitte Winter

“San Francisco was the first to go dark, followed by Los Angeles.” When Light Left, by Lex Chase

“My fingers lingered on the synthetic skin, trailing soft patterns across my work.” Miss You, by Stephanie Shaffer


Included Authors

‘Nathan Burgoine
A.M. Leibowitz
A.M. Soto
Abby Bartle
Aidee Ladnier
Alexis Woods
Andi Deacon
Andrea Felber Seligman
Andrea Speed
Andrea Stanet
Anne McPherson
Bey Deckard
Brigitte Winter
Carey Ford Compton
Carol Holland March
Carrie Pack
Catherine Lundoff
CB Lee
Christine Wright
Colton Aalto
Daniel Mitton
Dustin Blottenberger
Dustin Karpovich
E R Zhang
E.J. Russell
E.W. Murks
Ell Schulman
Ellery Jude
Eloreen Moon
Elsa M León
Emily Horner
Eric Alan Westfall
F.T. Lukens
Fenrir Cerebellion
Foster Bridget Cassidy
Ginger Streusel
Hannah Henry
Irene Preston
J. Alan Veerkamp
J. P. Egry
J. Summerset
J.S. Fields
Jaap Boekestein
Jackie Keswick
Jana Denardo
Jeff Baker
Jenn Burke
Joe Baumann
John Moralee
Jon Keys
Jude Dunn
K.C. Faelan
Kelly Haworth
Kiterie Aine
Kristen Lee
L M Somerton
L. Brian Carroll
L.M. Brown
L.V. Lloyd
Laurie Treacy
Leigh M. Lorien
Lex Chase
Lia Harding
Lin Kelly
Lloyd A. Meeker
Lyda Morehouse
M.D. Grimm
Martha J. Allard
Mary E. Lowd
Matt Doyle
Matthew Bright
Mia Koutras
Michelle Browne
Milo Owen
Mindy Leana Shuman
Naomi Tajedler
Natsuya Uesugi
Nephy Hart
Nicole Dennis
Ofelia Gränd
Patricia Scott
Paul Stevens
PW Covington
R R Angell
R.L. Merrill
Rebecca Cohen
Redfern Jon Barrett
Reni Kieffer
Richard Amos
RL Mosswood
Robyn Walker
Rory Ni Coileain
Rose Blackthorn
Ross Common
S R Jones
Sacchi Green
Sarah Einstein
Shilo Quetchenbach
Siri Paulson
Soren Summers
Stephanie Shaffer
Steve Fuson
Tam Ames
Terry Poole
Tray Ellis
Vivien Dean
Wendy Rathbone
Xenia Melzer
Zen DiPietro
Zev de Valera

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