Published: The Sirens Call, April, 2012
Go check out this month’s issue of “The Sirens Call” and you’ll see a flash fiction piece by little ol’ me!
This issue is all about fiction from the point of view of The Observer. It’s not as easy as you think to write fiction in which the protagonist is watching and can do nothing about what is taking place (or has taken place in my case). Everyone wants their fiction to be active, active, ACTIVE! But there is something to be said for setting a mood of tension, suspense, and horror from the point of view of the observer. It’s like watching yourself watch a horror movie. In some cases, it can be more entertaining that the movie itself. If you’ve ever watched videos of people’s reaction to a certain disgusting internet sensation, then you’ll know I speak the truth.
My piece: MERLIN, is a descent into madness as our observer, who is able to see across all of time and space, finds himself unable to stop watching his own life’s greatest regret.
A huge thank you to Nina (@Sotet_Angyal), Kalla (@KallaMonahan), and Kate for accepting my little tale and putting together a kickass publication. There is a ton of great fiction in this issue and $6 gets you a year’s worth HERE.
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