Writing Contests Part II

It was an exhausting week, but I got my entries in for the Toronto short story contest and the AE micro contest.

Basically, Monday night, I got 2 hours sleep because my call time for Tuesday was 5:00am.
Tuesday, 4 hours commute, 10 hours work
Wednesday, 4 hours commute, 15 hours work
Thursday, 4 hour commute, 15 hours work

Doesn’t leave much time for sleep. But I enjoyed working on the Defiance set again, even if I was damn cold.

 

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Writing Contests

On Sunday I saw a forum post about the contest at Flash Fiction Chronicles, 250 words max, and quickly wrote a story since it was the last day.

AE: the Canadian Science Fiction Review also has their contest up, deadline March 2. This year the theme is degrees. 200 words max, including the title. Must have a science fiction element.

http://aescifi.ca/index.php/non-fiction/39-contests/2753-announcing-ae-micro-6

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Apocalypse story

It’s official. I sold a story to the Dark Phantasique anthology. Don’t know the publishing date yet.

It’s also great to see the buds bursting into leaves. It seems to have happened almost overnight. I guess spring is really here. :)

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New Novella, Ebook

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A new story is available on Amazon and Smashwords. It should come up on Kobo in the next couple of days.

 

 

A twelve-year-old girl with magical talents has one chance to escape her saurian captors, but soon discovers her mother’s plan comes with a terrible cost.

 

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Short Story: Gnome Jelly

A new story is available on Amazon and Smashwords as of yesterday.

 

Shakespeare’s aunt staves off trouble with the village gnomes over a pair of their missing youngsters.

 

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Summer Sale at Smashwords

The Summer sale is on at Smashwords.com till July 31st. If you’re interested in exploring indies and ebooks, check out the online catalogue.

My book, Children of the Cross, will be 50% off for the rest of the month with the promo code SSW50. Have a peek. Click here.

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Short Story: Boys Are Stupid

Something short and sweet for an almost sunny day here in Toronto.

Okay, not so sweet. But definitely short. Available on Amazon and Smashwords as of yesterday.

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Transcript of a video diary created by a teenage girl after her ex-boyfriend starts stalking her immersive fantasy world.

 

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Novel: Children of the Cross

It’s spring. Spiders are crawling on the walls. Seems like a good time to announce my first novel.

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Cora Walters works as a high-end call girl while looking after her twin brother, who suffers from schizophrenia. When their lives collide with a supernatural mafia, Cora’s daily struggles explode into one for the pair’s very survival, perhaps requiring the ultimate sacrifice of all.

 

 

 

 

 

Longer Version:

A golden fireball crashes into the Walters’ car during their drive to the cottage for summer vacation.  Thirteen-year-old Cora survives without a scratch.  Her twin brother, Nathan, spends two weeks in critical care and endures months of rehabilitation.

Nine years later, Cora works as a high-end call girl in Toronto and looks after her brother, who began suffering from schizophrenia during their last year of high school.  On the streets, meanwhile, a supernatural mafia hunts for the Light.  None of them knows where it will manifest.  None of them knows how it will manifest.  But their leader, Teresa, believes the Light is her only chance to destroy their progenitor before he wakes from his centuries-long sleep.

When their search finally bears fruit, Cora’s daily struggles explode into one for the pair’s very survival, perhaps requiring the ultimate sacrifice of all.

 

You can pick up the ebook at Amazon and Smashwords. It’ll be available at other ebook stores in the coming weeks.

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Short Story: Nana’s Birthday

Final round of catch-up. Published the short story “Nana’s Birthday” on Amazon and Smashwords last week.
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Lizzie has never get much thought to the origins of the magical barrier that protects her village until she follows a group leading her Nana to the forbidden tomb.

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Short Story: Alien Moss

Round three of catch-up. Published the short story “Alien Moss” on Amazon and Smashwords in March.

 

An immunologist, his family, and two colleagues are held in an isolation ward after he discovers a glowing purple moss in an old trunk.

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