So, it’s been a while. That’s the dichotomy of working as an editor and a writer. At certain points one activity becomes more of a focus than the other.
On the writer side, I am thrilled, honored, and totally chuffed to announce my flash fiction piece, MOSAIC, will be published in the Fighting Monkey Press anthology, UnCommon Evil (which just so happens to be available for pre-order at a reduced price! HERE).
And HOLY SHITBALLS, look at this graphic!
What you might not know about MOSAIC, is that it was a second round piece I wrote for the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge that allowed me to advance to the third round. It reads like a zone piece, but in all actuality it was as carefully crafted as I could make it. (I love talking about “zone” vs. “crafted”, but I’ll leave that for another time.) I remember feeling panicked that weekend of the contest—after I saw the prompts and the genre we were assigned, my brain just FARTED. I ran around the house pulling my hair, scaring the cat, and muttering OMG WHAT DO I WRITE I HAVE NO WORDS ALL THE WORDS HAVE FLED SCREAMING INTO THE DARK ABYSS OF WHAT BRAIN CELLS I ONCE HAD…
Yeah, it’s a little weird up in the strange planet inside my head. But you knew that.
Anyway, I started researching insane asylums in the state (for future reference, go ahead, I just said it before you did) and ran across some strange, disturbing, and frankly terrifying information I tried to incorporate into MOSAIC.
I scared myself so I guess it worked.
The line-up is stellar, the People In Charge have been amazing to work with. I’m so excited to read my fellow author’s stories and to have mine included! Pre-order now and discover how uncommon evil can be.