Fiction: Flash Fiction

  • Why Keep Writing When the Whole World is On Fire Around You?

    Why Keep Writing When the Whole World is On Fire Around You?

    You’ve seen the news, right? Like this one. Or this one. And this one? You understand the sheer scope of the multitudes of nightmares unfolding around us and the depravity and ghoulishess at the heart of these tragedies. Right? I woke up with the intention of focusing on writing and…

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  • Jeffrey Morris (FutureDude): Living proof that humanity’s pioneering spirit isn’t dead!

    Jeffrey Morris (FutureDude): Living proof that humanity’s pioneering spirit isn’t dead!

    Jeffrey Morris is the writer, producer, entrepreneur, and production designer at the helm of Future Dude Entertainment, a premier source for original and captivating, future-focused adventure stories that span genres, media, and generations. I recently got a chance to chat with Jeffrey about The Eagle Has Landed, a documentary featuring…

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  • AI “Writing” and “Art” IS Theft & Yes, I’m Willing to Die on This Hill

    AI “Writing” and “Art” IS Theft & Yes, I’m Willing to Die on This Hill

    The US Copyright Office is conducting “a study regarding the copyright issues raised by generative artificial intelligence (AI)” and the public has been invited to submit comments on the matter. The Office published a notice of inquiry on August 30, 2023. Initial written comments are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern…

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  • Space Cowboy Books Flash Science Fiction Night 09-12-2023

    Space Cowboy Books Flash Science Fiction Night 09-12-2023

    On Tuesday night this week, Space Cowboy Books hosted the last episode of this season’s Flash Science Fiction Night. Flash Science Fiction Nights are 30-minute or shorter virtual sessions featuring short science fiction readings (1000 words or less) with authors from around the world. I was one of the authors…

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  • Owning Your Craft

    Owning Your Craft

    The online writing community is saturated with self-labeled experts shilling a myriad of theories about the DOs and DON’Ts of what it takes to be or become a successful, published author.  I’m sure you’ve heard or seen it. How many times has it been said that unless one writes x-thousand words every…

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  • Digging Deeper into Afropantheology’s Roots

    Digging Deeper into Afropantheology’s Roots

    I recently had the opportunity to interview Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Joshua Uchenna Omenga, the authors of the forthcoming Between Dystopias: The Road to Afropantheology, a collection of short stories and essays examining the lore and and lived experiences comprising the foundations of African speculative fiction.  Two weeks ago, Publishers…

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  • The Quiet One

    The Quiet One

    I remember sitting on my great-uncle’s verandah as a kid, watching Star Trek through the living room’s glass-paned window. I remember the voice of Captain Jean Luc Picard speaking of exploring strange, new worlds, seeking out new civilizations, and boldly going where no one had gone before. Hearing those words for the very…

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