This is the post I have been waiting for. Marie Brennan, in a guest post on Jim Hine's journal, encapsulated beautifully so many of the things I have wrestled with about my own fiction recently. My good friend, Rabia, asked me to write a post for her a while back that ended up being about flash fiction, but it was supposed to be about writing myth.
This is that post she asked for.
The idea here is to have each storyworld recognizable for what it is, but also to have each collection look different than an individual short story.
So Pearl Wise's covers needed an update from the time I got started, and I knew it. With the advent of Radiance approaching, I decided to just go ahead and try and here they are, in gallery:
The Falcon That Does Not Fly
Author's Notes: So this snippet was a contest entry years ago and needs some tweaking, but I see flashes of potential.
The falcon flew.