A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written.
Queer Sci Fi’s Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. “Flight” leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances.
Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors’ minds.
The book us available in eBook form (4.99), and will soon be available in paperback with b/w illustrations inside (12.99) and in a special collector’s edition with color illustrations (24.99).
Purple feathers cascade down the side of my face. They’ve finally unfurled, their hue a mockery of who I am, who I can’t be.
“Dying them will work,” Shi-lo tells me, her claws raking through the bristled feathers across my shoulders. “You’ll look more like you.”
Thanks for checking it out! I really enjoyed writing such a short story, it reminds me how much I like flash fiction. I’ll have to try to write more.
Have a great day all!