Call for submissions: Flashbacks DEADLINE EXTENDED

Calling all writers: I am soliciting biographical submissions for my anthology, Flashbacks: Snippets of Life.

I am calling for realistic (or not so) pieces influenced by your own trials or those of others. Realistic here means lacking the elements of speculative fiction: that is a focus or inclusion of tropes of SSF&H. Certain tales, e.g., those from the perspective of a child, have wiggle room with the whole “realism” spiel. I am totally willing and accepting of magical realism.
Entries must be at least 2 kilowords, and less than 15 kilowords.

I’m setting a deadline for March 1st, 2014April 1st, 2014. After that point, I will allow only updates (edits, rewrites) from accepted submissions.

Happy writing.

Interested? Follow these steps to join the ranks of Anthology Club and submit to this and any other active anthology project:
1) Follow this link to Anthology Club’s homepage.
2) Read up on how it works, then follow the instructions on the site to register and activate your account.
3) After receiving confirmation you are an active member of the group, click the Forums link to find forums for projects, project proposals, critique requests, craft-related questions, genre-specific discussions, and generic jive.
Any questions? Hit me up on the comments below. I’ll be glad to field any questions.

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Mia’s First Steps

Come to Papa, Mia! You’re such a smart girl, such a smart girl! Papa loves you, Mia! Come to him!

And, as she approached, Ricco grew less okay with it all. She was thirteen months yesterday, and closer to death than before. As was Ricco. And Maria. And he had no answer to that. He had no way of slowing this single moment, captured behind a lens and imprinted onto photopaper.

There was time, and this was time.

Mia grin grew unsure. Ricco adjusted his expression and encouraged her. Into outstretched arms, she stumbled the last few steps.

Ricco decided against holding those last few steps against her, and welcomed her into a spinning embrace.

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Onychophagia

Second-chance dance: for your posts that need more views, likes, and comments.

Opportunities for publication:
Anthologies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
6 Incredible Blogs Before Breakfast

I balled my fingers when I caught her staring. Receptionist have such long, well-kept fingernails. Often, they’re French-pressed. Looking so fake and pretty and false, but they keep the handsome bosses around and the command the respect of a woman with a desk job. I placed them gently below the counter while maintaining eye contact. She blinked rapidly. Continue reading

6 Incredible Blogs Before Breakfast, 24 Jan 2014

Good morning readers! Today is the first (and obviously not the last) Friday edition of #6IncredibleBlogsBeforeBreakfast! Let’s put the spotlight on great writing and reading.

Or, come to think of it, both. Half-and-half counts, right? Continue reading