Dreaming Just Enough – A Little Flash
Aug03

Dreaming Just Enough – A Little Flash

The Dark Fairy Queen, Anna Meade, is running another of her fantabulous flash fiction competitions. This time she’s calling all writers to enter The Dark Fairy Queen Midsummer Night’s Dream Writing Contest. If you want to try your hand, there’s still a few more days left to enter (deadline August 7) as our great queen extended the deadline for her slackest minions (such as myself), who missed the original deadline.  You...

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The Perils of Tiny Shampoo
Jul17

The Perils of Tiny Shampoo

Staying at a hotel seems like it should be exciting. And for a brief moment in time, it is. You step into that room and it looks so clean and tidy. There are tiny soaps and the cutest little bottle of shampoo you ever did see. But the thrill doesn’t last long. You sit down on the bed. And then stand up again, recalling the frightening realities a UV light could reveal about just how clean that bed really is. You forgot your eReader...

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Defying Doomsday: It’s ALIVE!
Apr01

Defying Doomsday: It’s ALIVE!

It’s ALIVE! I mean live! The Defying Doomsday Pozible campaign is live! For those of you who don’t know, Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters. I am editing the anthology with Tsana Dolichva and it will be published in 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Apocalypse fiction rarely includes characters with disability, chronic illness and other impairments. When these...

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When it rains.
Mar31

When it rains.

The other day I got caught in a hail storm and, because I naturally assume everyone wants to know my every move, I let Twitter know of my misfortune. When sharing this kind of information, other people might expect either sympathy or disinterest. Instead, I received a chorus of “Olive Comic!” You’re all a bunch of sadists. PS. The campaign for Defying Doomsday launches tomorrow....

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Olive and the Leech
Mar23

Olive and the Leech

  …Possibly… maybe… in real life I was too busy sobbing on the floor to pour salt on myself and had to be rescued from the blood-sucking-creature-of-doom by my friend. …Possibly…...

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