Author: Ava Kelly

Paranatellonta 240: The Firevault & Guidance

Paranatellonta 240: The Firevault & Guidance

Five Years of Paranatellonta!

In 2013, Fie and Minerva started Paranatellonta. Inspired by Erin Morgenstern’s Flax-golden Tales, Paranatellonta uses a photo to inspire a ten-sentence story twice a month. At the 240th edition, for them it’s still a pleasure to discover a new picture every time and see in which direction imagination will take its story. To celebrate that pleasure, Parantellonta organized a special edition, in which I’m joining Fie and Minerva as both author (for The Firevault) and photographer (for Guidance). Check out the result of our collaboration!

The Firevault

The Firevault

Flash story

Release date: 15 August 2018

This flash fiction piece is part of Paranatellonta‘s 5th anniversary. Twice a month, Paranatellonta publishes one piece of flash fiction (of exactly ten sentences) inspired by a piece of visual artwork.

The Firevault‘s inspiration artwork is provided by Fie, while Guidance by Minerva Cerridwen is the other half of this event (art by Ava).

Out now! Read it here.

Release day: Impact

Release day: Impact

Queer Sci Fi’s Fifth Annual Flash Fiction Contest has materialized into Impact (QSF Flash Fiction Book 4), an anthology of 110 flash fiction pieces.

A Little Bump has received a Honorable Mention in this contest!

Details here.

Impact Preorder!

Impact Preorder!

Impact is now available for preorder!

A flash story pat of Queer Sci Fi’s Fifth Annual Flash Fiction Contest: A Little Bump features a world in which acceptance and tolerance are still things to fight for.

Estimated release date:  25 July 2018

IM * PACT (noun)

1) One object colliding with another 2) An impinging of something upon something else 3) An influence or effect on something or someone 4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi. Welcome to Impact.

A Little Bump

A Little Bump

Flash Story

Release date:  25 July 2018

This story has received a Honorable Mention in Queer Sci Fi’s Fifth Annual Flash Fiction Contest.

“I’m not throwing that at my boss.” Across the room, the Chief of the Android Affairs Department is making her rounds, back straight and tablet spotless.

“You have to.”

Anthology: Impact

Publisher: Other Worlds Ink

Out now! Other Worlds Ink | GoodReads | Amazon Ebook | Amazon Paperback | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Angus & Robertson |

It’s here! Havesskadi on paper

It’s here! Havesskadi on paper

It’s finally here! Holding it in my hands has been absolutely exhilarating!

Havesskadi is a fantasy novel with an ace main character, dragons, a long journey, and a recluse in a castle. Did I mention the dragons? Details here.

Review: The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen

Review: The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen

My score: 5/5

Tags: Aromantic, Asexual, Transgender

This review does not contain spoilers.

Fairytales. I adore fairytales. When I was a little kid I used to devour collection upon collection of fantasy tales—a lot of them were folk inspired, actually (have you ever read European folk tales?). I used to wonder, how would people come up with such ideas, how would these events endure through the centuries, heart to heart and soul to soul? It’s enlightening, really, to consider the context of their creation.

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Release day! Into the Mystic Volume Three

Release day! Into the Mystic Volume Three

It was just before noon when Ingrid walked into Talida’s store, looking for storypuffs, for inspiration.

“Into the Mystic Volume Three” is out now! At NineStar Press with awesome stories by awesome writers (and an Ava).

Details here.

Into the Mystic Volume Three Preorder!

Into the Mystic Volume Three Preorder!

Into the Mystic Volume Three is now available for preorder!

Another short at Nine Star Press: It Started Before Noon features a muse, Talida, and a scientist, Ingrid, who see beyond what society wants them to be.

Estimated release date:  7 May 2018

Talida’s job as a muse is to tend to storypuffs, which she sells to storytellers when they need a spark of inspiration. One day, a gray-clad scientist named Ingrid comes into Talida’s store, trying to buy inspiration. However, scientists are boring and always adhering to strict rules, so Ingrid wouldn’t have any use for it, would she?

It Started Before Noon

It Started Before Noon

Short Story

Release date:  7 May 2018

Talida’s job as a muse is to tend to storypuffs, which she sells to storytellers when they need a spark of inspiration. One day, a gray-clad scientist named Ingrid comes into Talida’s store, trying to buy inspiration. However, scientists are boring and always adhering to strict rules, so Ingrid wouldn’t have any use for it, would she?

Anthology: Into the Mystic Volume Three

Publisher: NineStar Press

Out now! NineStar Press | GoodReads | Amazon Ebook | Amazon Paperback | Barnes & Noble | Kobo |