Category: Flash fiction

The Implant Merchant

The Implant Merchant

“Get your implant, today! Half price! Offer expires in a jiffy!” Barely audible over the ruckus of the marketplace, Ronnie waves a cybernetic eye, dangling it from its connectors. “Best manufacture on the station. Come on, how about an extra ear?”

April 2020 flash fiction (science fiction, fantasy). Read here.

The Forgotten Stormrider

The Forgotten Stormrider

The morning stretches wet and crisp over the garden. Up above, clouds still hang in layers of gray, trailing toward the dark horizon. The storm moves farther with every blink, with every hitching inhale. Zbu tears eir eyes away from it with difficulty, chest heaving in the stillness, ground solid beneath eir feet.

March 2020 flash fiction (fantasy, found family). Read here.

Author’s note: Zbu’s name comes from the word zbucium which means agitation and is used to describe storms. The folklore that inspired this piece is connected to the drought song, Paparuda, a ritualistic calling for rain. A modern version of the song is here.

Red Quartergiant

Red Quartergiant

We knew from the moment it appeared that something was wrong—fundamentally, intrinsically incorrect about the giant star.

Our expedition ship entered observable distance during what counted as morning in the void of space. The rendering software spat out sensor-captured shot after shot, but nothing could replace our own eyes. Permanently shadowed by the other planets, we could only ever see about a quarter of its body. Around it, matter—red, plasmatic in essence—spiraled inward, seemingly static.

February 2020 flash fiction (science fiction, space). Read here.

Deathless

Deathless

My name is Amara and I was lost once.

When I was six, I learned the universal truth, just like everyone else. Whatever you’re skilled at is the one thing you cannot have. Like a shoemaker walking with blistered feet on cobblestone, or a seamstress dressed in tattered rags.

January 2020 flash fiction (urban fantasy, death). Read here.

Sunbound

Sunbound

Flash: Science Fiction, Winter holiday.

Release date:  December 2019

Laura met Martha on the Eve, standing on the frozen shore of the river that flows through the entire virtual reality deck.

Anthology: Gay Apparel | A queer holiday anthology project collecting stories from all over the world. Includes contemporary, historical romance, space epic, weird western, post-apocalypse, gay, lesbian, trans, ace, neurodivergent, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, New Years, and some new holidays, too.

Editor: Rachel Sharp

How and where to get it: from the authors! To receive the anthology, donate to an LGBTQIA+ supporting charity of your choice (or if you want to support me directly buy me a coffee). Then send me an email with proof, what file you want (epub, mobi, or pdf). You can get it from me or other authors (see thread below)!

Out now! Goodreads | Twitter | Thread of authors

Silence, Entwined

Silence, Entwined

Flash Story: Horror, WLW.

Release date: 2020

The sides of her neck—her ears—are wet.

If there’s someone out there calling her name, she can’t tell.”

Anthology: Neon Horror

Publisher: Artemisia’s Axe and the Corpse’s Tongue

Coming soon! Support the zine here: Neon-Horror Crowdfunder |

Peripheric Synthesized

Peripheric Synthesized

Flash story: Science Fiction, Space, Artificial Intelligence, Fictional Non-fiction, Time Travel.

Release date: September 2019

“The following annex contains an excerpt of relevant action logs submitted by the representatives of the applicant entity (see Annex 1) as described in Section 17, Par. 2 of the Sentience Recognition Code.”

Sci Phi Journal, Issue 3/2019

Out now! Story online | Issue 3/2019

Across the Mirror Lake

Across the Mirror Lake

Flash Story: Science Fiction, Space Travel, Portals, Transgender.

Release date:  24 July 2019

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

“In the forest there’s a mirror. Taller and wider than the settlement’s largest shelter, it rises vertically like a paper-thin lake. The only way off the planet is through its rippling surface.”

Anthology: Migration

Publisher: Other Worlds Ink

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

The Firevault

The Firevault

Flash story: Fantasy.

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.

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.