Before Blindness

I’m pleased to announce that Daily Science Fiction has published my flash fiction story “Before Blindness” in its online magazine. My story is a little bit quiet horror, a pinch spec lit, and a dash magical realism, all rolled up into fewer than a thousand words.

Flash fiction, micro fiction, or short-short stories, call them what you will, have always been a favorite among science fiction and fantasy readers since the genre’s inception. I’ll recommend a collection from my own library, an oldie but goody, 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories.

This is an interesting mashup of work from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, originally published in 1978 and edited by Isaac Asimov, Joseph D. Olander, and a fine man named Martin Greenberg who bought a few of my stories for his anthologies over the years before he passed away in 2011. There are some classics within these pages and, as you’d expect, an outdated clunker or two, but they are all fun to read down to the last.

I invite you to read “Before Blindness,” check out the Asimov collection, and let me know what you think. Feel free to recommend a favorite flash book or story from your own library. And thanks, as always, for reading.

Happy Halloween!

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