Tag Archives: flash fiction

Space Operetta of the Gods

My flash “Space Operetta of the Gods” is in the final issue of Kazka Press 713 Flash Fiction. There is an ending in the story, but I think it’s about beginnings. Here’s hoping the guys at Kazka Press find a new beginning.

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Re: Standards

Told as the rejection letter from a science journal, Standards, by Richard K. Lyon, is full of deft hints of adventure and dry put-downs of the sort of mad genius who submits patents for perpetual motion machines and trisects angles in his sleep. And I think that sentence is almost as long as the story. I just wish I could thank Mr. Lyon for giving the world a good laugh.

Go listen to it.

Long Apatosaur is Long

Apatosaur's long tail is long

Apatosaur's long tail is long.

In the days of the Very Long Ago, there was a great Apatosaurus and his tail was very long, oh my best beloved. He would walk through the spiny piney palmy forests and snap his tail, ever so gracefully, ever so loudly, and CRACK, down would fall the trees and he could eat. He would slosh by the edge of the pond and wave his tail, ever so gracefully, ever so sloshily, and WOOSH, up would come the water lilies and he could eat.

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Cat prints in snow

Cat prints in snow

I thought I would try an experiment. While I didn’t care for what I wrote in the flash fiction workshop at Boskone, I did feel inspired enough to try again. So here’s a picture I took this morning, after letting it sit in the back of my mind, here’s what came out when I started typing:

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