A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written.
Queer Sci Fi’s Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. “Flight” leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances.
Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors’ minds.
The book us available in eBook form (4.99), and will soon be available in paperback with b/w illustrations inside (12.99) and in a special collector’s edition with color illustrations (24.99).
I stripped off my leathers and sank gratefully into the bath Miranda had prepared for me.
“Tough day?” she asked, concern in her soft voice.
“Another runaway.” I winced as she found a sore spot. “A captive from the last engagement. Lucky for her, I found her before she tried to cross the river—she couldn’t swim.”
“Perhaps she preferred to risk death rather than stay chained,” Miranda’s dry tone had my eyes dropping to her ankles, ankles from which I had personally removed the chains more than a month ago.