81 Words

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.

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?

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Pre-Order APOCALYPSE today for terrifying adventures!

Goddess Unsheathed,” my tale of an ancient decision leading to a different future, will be out on December 9 in APOCALYPSE: An Apocalyptic Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles Book 6) from Black Hare Press.

Venture into the unknown, into a time when society has broken down and every man, woman and child (and the odd monster or alien) must fight for themselves! You’ll receive more than 300 stories from authors around the world.

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