New Flash Fiction: Butterfly Icarus

Ready for another flash fiction challenge?

Now that the move back to Toronto is all well and done, I can relax on one of my two pieces of furniture and do another writing prompt. June kind of came and went, didn’t leave a lot of time for anything but the day job and the move. It’s been taxing, but I don’t know if cross-country moving is ever easy without wealth.

But now I’m ready to get back to business, which means another story with the Trese Brothers to follow No Legacy Between The Stars – but beginning with this new short story.

Anyways, I went hunting for a writing prompt and found this thread on Reddit. The post is there, so click the link if you want the context of the challenge before reading the story. Otherwise, it follows here. 


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Will The Tide Ever Come In?

I’ve been making some new friends out here. The other day someone asked if I’d be interested in joining a writing circle; after leaving behind the old Writer’s Bloc in Toronto I was happy to give it a try. It’ll be neat to have some people to bounce ideas off of, work on copy with. I can’t wait to get started.

My first assignment is to write something not more than 48 lines containing the following words:

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Update: Big News Incoming

I’ve just received news that a short story I’ve written will be published this October! Very exciting stuff, and I’m overjoyed that one of my favourite publishers will be handling it. More details to follow.

As for this blog, my latest post will be the beginning of a bi-weekly update schedule that I’m going to attempt to maintain. Working full-time and writing part-time leaves little room for anything else in my life, but the feedback and responses have been great!

I might be drifting away from the short fiction for a while, focusing on smaller pieces closer to what you might consider to be a more traditional blog post (wow, we must live in the future where you can have such a thing as a “traditional blog post”).  The reason for this is because a lot of publishers don’t want material that’s already been published. Although a blog isn’t quite the same as a rival publication or anything like that, it’ll be better for me to keep my short fiction closer to the chest for future submissions and post other stuff here.

As always, thanks for reading. See you next week!