Today's Friday Flash Fics rides the coat-tails of another one I wrote a while back, Gently Down the 'Stream. We once again have a time-traveler arriving who's there to do a good deed, but this time it's the someone from the "now" of the last piece, heading into the a then. The photo reminded me … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Merrily, Merrily
Another Village story this week, inspired by the Friday Flash Fics photo here. NiceTeas gets a mention in "A Little Village Magic," (included in Of Echoes Born) and I've got a novella almost polished called "A Little Village Blend," where you get to spend more time with Ivan, the proprietor who makes the tea blends … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics—Change, Home, Water
It's that most wonderful time of the year again. I checked my mailbox and there it was. The envelope from the Canada Council for the Arts, with the blue cheque from the Public Lending Right Program. The what, you might ask? The Public Lending Right Program was put into place by the Canada Council for … Continue reading Hey Canuck Authors, it’s PLR Time!
Okay, so this isn't a flash fiction piece. It's a short story. Normally, I try to keep my Friday Flash Fics pieces around or below 1,500 words or so, but this story just kept going. The picture reminded me of an idea I'd once tried to work into a novella, about a house existing outside … Continue reading Friday “Flash” Fics — 9 a.m. Monday, Sharp
Today's Friday Flash Fics sort of hung around in my head for the week without doing much, and then a discussion earlier today reminded me how important it was to remember queer friendships in fiction, and I ended up wondering what Grayson would be up to these days, and "Kissing Frogs" happened. The sharp-eyed may … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — “Kissing Frogs”
I recently joined the RWA despite knowing full well it wouldn’t necessarily be a place I’d be welcome. I’m a queer writer of queer stories—including romance—and seeing some forward motion in the organization made me think perhaps it was time. Or at the very least, it was time enough to try and get involved, rather … Continue reading Historical Romance and Queerness as Up For Debate