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Seer Of Black Thorn

So this year I’ve tried to do something a little differently as far as my submitting goes. I’ve made it a goal of mine to try to get paid for everything I write. This has admittedly made acceptances less likely to come by compared to last year, as you’d be surprised how few markets out there actually pay. And let’s be honest, I’m also now competing with much more experienced writers, who also want to get paid for their work. BUT I’m enjoying the close calls, the personal rejection letters, and the positive feedback.

Anyway, this year I’ve had one acceptance: “Walking Billboards and Getting Pressed” at Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi (which, if you missed it, you can read HERE).

Now, I get to announce that my dark fantasy flash fiction piece “The Seer Of Black Thorn” has been accepted at! This was a story I wrote for something called the (un)Official Brawl at Litreactor, which pitted ten writers against each other in a battle royale type thing.

Here’s an excerpt:

And they came, as he knew they would. They came from the tunnels, from their caves on all fours—males and females spilling over cavernous volcanic stone, their sex indistinguishable. They came from the deepest depths of the mountain’s innards, a march of pale naked flesh. Like milk spilt on black stone they surrounded him, bathing Black Thorn in bleached ivory.


WAR Has Broken Out


Last year I participated in a very cool 64 participant double elimination writing tournament on LitReactor. It was a bloody affair, and I was ultimately eliminated pretty early on, in the second round (OUCH!) at the hands of some amazing writers.

While I didn’t hang in there long, it resulted in me writing a story that was my first sale (“The Black Spot“, Mad Scientist Journal) and my story was voted the best of the round.

Now WAR has broken out again, this time at a new workshopping site called LitDemon. I’m participating again, and this time, with more experience under my belt, maybe I’ll fight my way a little farther. And if not? Well, I’ll still have at least one new story to shop around. There’s 16 slots left last I checked.

If interested, click the picture, register, and throw your name into the hat. Good luck.