Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Cover & Illustrations Artist: Mila May
Length: 33.6 K
Format: ebook, print
Release Date: General release 9/21/16
Price: $4.99 eBook, $12.99 print b/w*, $24.99 print color*
*Book contains 5 illustrations inside.
The 2016 Queer Sci Fi Flash Fiction anthology, "Flight", is here, and I have a story in it! It's a really cool concept: 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).
Heart pounding, chest heaving, Xes ran fast and hard on short, stubby legs. His parents looked behind them when he cried out in fear at a sudden explosion. The ground shook and he looked up to see something streak above him before the night sky flared an angry red. His baby brother let out a scream of terror and his father rushed to reassure him.
Xes looked at the five royal bodyguards with them but the ground shook again. Being so little, he stumbled, tripping over his own feet. He grunted, bit the inside of his mouth and tasted blood when his right knee slammed onto the ground. A muscled arm went around his waist to lift him. He anchored himself round his birth father's neck and waist as they continued their flight for their escape pod. Another explosion and this time his birth father lost his balance. One of the bodyguards reached out and dragged them up.