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Story Acceptance: Humans First

Updated: Sep 20, 2018

Predawn Hikers @ Mt. Rainier NP, Copyright Dan
Predawn Hikers @ Mt. Rainier NP, Copyright Dan


Awesome news! Just had another story accepted; this time over at This publisher actually makes an audio recording of the story and distributes it as a podcast. Kinda cool.

My story is a sci-fi called Humans First and is the first work of flash fiction I have published. It’s not my first attempt at flash fiction, but it is the first one that I’ve actually completed in flash form – that is, depending on the publisher, fiction between 100 and 1500 words. It’s tough to tell a complete story, especially sci-fi or fantasy where you may need to create an entirely imaginary world, in so few words.

It’s fitting that this is a flash story, because the story, in its entirety, came to me quite literally in a flash. I was thinking about a local teacher strike and some of the political rhetoric that is so prevalent in society these days. I guess my thoughts about these issues coalesced somewhere in the recesses of my mind and Humans First is the result. I will post again, of course, when the story is published.


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