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
Every year for the past few years, I’ve re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote “Dolph,” (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote “Frost,” (a retelling of Frosty the Snow-Man), “Reflection,” (a retelling of … Continue reading A Day (or Two) Ago