I get to register 'Village Fool' this year, as well as the new versions of 'Handmade Holidays.' Oh man, this year it feels even more wonderful than most. Last week, I checked my mailbox with increasing anticipation (because I've learned it's often a Valentine's Day surprise) and lo! There it was. The envelope from the … Continue reading Canuck Authors: It’s PLR Time Again!
Hey there! Today is the second Monday of February, which means today is the deadline for the Flash Fiction Draw challenge that Jeffrey Ricker drew a week ago. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can catch up here, but the short version is he used a deck of cards to randomly select … Continue reading February Flash Fiction Draw — “Deceptive Expectations”
Good morning! Today is the second Monday of January, which means today is the deadline for the Flash Fiction Draw challenge that Jeffrey Ricker drew a week ago. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can catch up here, but the short version is he used a deck of cards to randomly … Continue reading January Flash Fiction Draw — “A Fairy Tale for the Little Acorn.”
Hello! I've still not 100% decided what I'll be doing this year with the blog re: short fiction, but a weekly check-in of some sort is in the cards, and so I'll start in that manner, at least. What I've Been Reading I've got a few anthologies and novellas on the go right now. I … Continue reading Sunday Shorts
A couple of days ago, there was a discussion that sort of flashed past my timeline. An author of gay romance who is also a gay man was expressing the frustration over a sentiment in an m/m group that was posted—“women write the best m/m”—and how unwelcoming it can feel to gay men writing gay … Continue reading The Shoulder Check Problem
Last year, the vast majority of my reading was short fiction, which was by design, as I’m really, really good at buying collections and anthologies and then a new anthology or collection comes out and repeat and suddenly I’ve read one story from eleven different books. This led to my Short Stories 366 Project last … Continue reading Audiobooks, 2020