I thought it would be fun to write a flash fiction piece. For those readers who aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s just very short fiction. Some purists claim that if it’s longer than 75 words it’s not flash; others say anything under a thousand words is fine. I’ve opted for the latter.
What isn’t imposed on the writer is how long they have to produce the piece. But, in order to exercise various writing muscles in the way I want to, I’ve set myself some limits for this–and future–pieces:
- Up to ten minutes thinking of a concept.
- Up to an hour to draft.
- Up to ten minutes to edit.
- No cheating.
So without further ado, here’s my first ever flash fiction piece–‘The Killing Floor’. Let me know if you like it.
If scientists keep discovering things like this, pretty soon I’m going to run out of stuff to make up in my books.
Tor.com consistently post excellent short stories. I highly recommend reading ‘Foundation‘. It’s by Ann Aguirre.
‘In Ann Aguirre’s award-winning novel, Enclave, humans have taken refuge in colonies below ground. “Foundation” is the story of what drove them there, told through the eyes of a teen who would later have vast influence over the fate of many, and who gave his heart to the one person who needed him most.‘
And in a couple of weeks, I will be! This afternoon I uploaded the paperback version of ASCENSION POINT to Createspace, which means in the not-too-distant future it’ll be on Amazon alongside the e-book version.
The most exciting part of the whole process for me? Getting the final version of the paperback cover from my designer, the wonderful Stephanie Mooney. And here it is…
Show me, show me, show me!
Yep–that’s right. In the two days since I released ASCENSION POINT, I have sold…
(wait for it)
I’ve had the boys in the lab run some calculations, and they tell me that at this rate, I’ll make my first million dollars sometime in 2423!
Me, just four centuries from now.
After consulting my chart of the future, I see that by only 2040 I’ll be living in an arcology, hopped up on anti-aging drugs. So life in the 25th century must be even sweeter: I’m going to be riding to work on my giant robot tiger like some kind of Future He-Man.
Look at present day He-Man riding his ridiculous non-robot tiger. What a loser.
Just a quick post to announce that ASCENSION POINT is now available for purchase from Kobo Books here!
If you prefer your books come in DRM-free EPUB format, then this edition is the one for you! 🙂