I have some exciting news to share! I entered the photo-prompted fantasy flash fiction contest on author Jennifer Deese’s website, “To Write is Right!”, and I won! My story, “Play Date,” is currently posted on her blog, along with Karen Mossman’s “I Am Alive,” which took second. Karen’s story is very creepy and hints at a difficult backstory for the narrator! I hope you’ll check out both stories and share your thoughts! Here is the photo prompt used for the contest:
As a prize, I have the opportunity to read Jennifer Deese’s new novelette, The Orchid Keeper. I’m away for a few days right now and borrowing a computer to write this, but I’ll get reading when I return and will let you know what I think. Here is the description from Amazon.com: “Buried in addiction and digging in even deeper with denial Cora’s life is a mess. Until one day her reality takes a turn that lands her in an unfamiliar world. With the otherworldly assistance of Sol she will begin to realize how close she has brought her soul to fading away completely. Is it too late? Or can Cora face down her demons and save her soul?” Very intriguing!
You can follow Jennifer Deese on Twitter: @d_eese
Happy reading and happy new year! Thank you Jennifer Deese! I’m grateful for the opportunity to have participated in your contest, for your blog post, and for your book! A great way to transition into 2015. : ) I’m also grateful for my good friend, author Lisa Pais’s kind words on her blog, The Enchanted Notebook. Lisa is a very talented writer as well, producing fantasy, science fiction, humor, songs, and just about anything she sets her mind to!
If you are new to my blog and enjoy reading “Play Date,” I hope you’ll read some of my other flash fiction: