1000 Stories by 1000 Authors

Author News: 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology, a book containing 1,000 stories written by 1,000 authors, has launched. I am happy to say that I am one of the authors!

This anthology had a dual purpose: It set an unofficial world record for the most contributing authors published in a book, and proceeds will be donated to the Arkbound Foundation, a charity that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing.

Many, many thanks to Christopher Fielden and the Victorina Press team.

Here are all the ways you can bring this anthology home!

81 Words

Update: The 81 Words anthology has launched!

I was idly checking writing contests yesterday and came across this rather innovative challenge: An attempt to set a World Record for the most contributing authors published in an anthology.

Submissions were free. I liked that part, too. The catch? Your story had to be exactly 81 words! And there were only 5 spots left out of 1000.

Could I? Yes! I decided.

I sifted through my archive of story ideas, some only snippets and bones, some more fully-fledged. One of them grabbed me, but was longer than 81 words. Refining and polishing took some time, but I loved it. These challenges are pure brain candy.

I’m thrilled to say I nabbed a spot! Story #999 (whew). Everything is up on the website, so you can read it for free! Just scroll down to #999. Then you’ll see why I chose that sinister picture for this post, muwahahaha.

The anthology will be published sometime this year. Now launched!

Pre-Order LOVE today for twisted delights!

I can’t resist this hardcover book wrap–my name’s on the back!

Call it Love,” my tale of dual, desperate, disparate colonies choosing a unique defense against a sinister foe, will be out on March 17 in LOVE: A Dark Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles Book #7) from Black Hare Press.

Twisted tales of love in tiny proportions: What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?

Pre-order today!