Seriously -- no pimpage! Just an array of small verbal presents for our readers. J
Based on an evocative photo prompt, roughly 40 authors of GLBTQ* fiction have written flashes (500-3000 words) for the holiday season. In addition to organizers Thorny Sterling, Kris T. Bethke, and LC Chase, writers such as Ethan Stone, Theo Fenraven, Suki Fleet, K-lee Klein, Tam Ames, Devon Rhodes, Christopher Moss, Kaje Harper, SC Wynne, Missy Welch, Kari Gregg, and yours truly are offering free snack-sized stories to brighten your December. (I suspect one or more of the organizers will provide a full list of participants, with links.) Read two or three stories to start or end each day with a smile. Oh, and don’t hesitate to leave honest feedback!
As soon as I saw the prompt, my interpretation (roughly 2300 words) came to me pretty much fully formed. It’s a fairly literal interpretation of the photo. Although one of the criteria was "romance," mine features a potential or germinal romance rather than one that’s fully formed. I like the possibilities inherent in a a budding relationship that combines physical attraction, trepidation, and hope.
So please return on December 1 to read my contribution and check the blogs of other participating authors. Our stories will all be posted between the first and seventh of the month. This should be a fascinating glimpse into how different writers’ imaginations embellish the same concept and image – and I can’t wait to see the results!