“The Hero’s Shadow” – Flash Fiction published with The Molotov Cocktail, issue 8.17

I’m very excited that The Molotov Cocktail published my piece, “The Hero’s Shadow” as part of their issue 8.17 today! I originally wrote this story for their Flash Hero contest, and I got very attached to it, and I’m glad it found this home! I hope you’ll take a read and check out the other two fabulous stories by John Holland and Carl Napolitano.

As we get ready to welcome baby #2 to the family, I’m trying to stay on top of my reading, writing, and submitting for another few weeks, before I anticipate somewhat of a hiatus!

Molotov Cocktail issue-8-17

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Happy Halloween! – Enjoy the Halloween Issue of The Molotov Cocktail

Happy Halloween! My flash fiction piece, “Comeviatorum,” was published today with The Molotov Cocktail in their Halloween Mega-Issue as part of their Flash Monster contest. My piece placed 9th. I’m just getting started reading the great pieces there. The winning story, “Moist,” by Erin O’Shea is fantastically frightening with perfect imagery and some nods to the fairy tale. You’ve got to read it!


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“Listening to the Animals” takes 1st place in The Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Worlds contest!

Hello!  Exciting news this week!  My flash fiction story, “Listening to the Animals,” was awarded first place in The Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Worlds contest!  I’m honored and more excited than it’s easy for me to express!  I hope you’ll check out my story and the others in the issue.  I also love the cover art and the image they put with my story.


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Click here to go to The Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Worlds Mega Issue 

I’m reading my way through, and I can confirm that the 2nd and 3rd place stories by Celia Daniels and Christina Dalcher are fantastic.  I’m going to be haunted by their worlds for some time.  I’ve also already read FlashDog Voima Oy’s story, which earned 7th place, and it is beautiful!


The Molotov Cocktail Flash Felon Contest

The results of The Molotov Cocktail‘s Flash Felon contest are in!  The contest asked for flash fiction stories containing a crime.  I was psyched to have my story, “Everything Must Go,” come in 4th!  I’ve just gotten back to submitting lately, and this was a big boost for me!  I’m still learning how to carve out writing time now that I’m balancing life with my daughter.  This was a great contest, and I enjoyed writing for it.

If you like short stories with a criminal element, check out the link below and definitely read the top ten!  I’m still working my way through the list, but I’ve read the winning story, by Jan Kaneen, and it’s fantastically eerie.

The Molotov Cocktail‘s Flash Felon Mega-Issue