A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of the entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written.
Queer Sci Fi’s Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. “Flight” leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances.
Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors’ minds.
The book is available in eBook form (4.99), and will soon be available in paperback with b/w illustrations inside (12.99) and in a special collector’s edition with color illustrations (24.99).
Purrsuasion by K.C. Faelan
Gunnar landed quietly atop the dresser, prey clasped in his jaws. He fluttered his black, leathery wings, and peered down at Trace sleeping on his back, blond hair spread like a halo, faint snores rising from parted lips.
Gathering his paws beneath him, Gunnar launched.
“Oof!” Trace jackknifed upright, snapping his eyes open.
Bullseye. Gunnar hung on, needle-sharp nails gripping the skintight T-shirt.