Wednesday, February 15, 2012

9 Days of Madness; Miniature Worlds

Time's almost up to submit your story to Chris Allinotte's Nine Days of Madness. If you've got something creepy, bizarro, or downright gruesome, send that flash fic his way! I think a few spots are still open. Last year's entries were wonderfully diseased imaginings, and the free e-book Chris created after the Madness garnered tons of downloads. Join in.


Former labyrinth creator Takaido Aiba now creates heart-stopping miniature worlds, such as this bonsai treehouse:

When I'm in Disney, one of my favorite places to explore is the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse. This sculpture by Aiba ignites my imagination in the same way. I wish I was tiny, so I could inhabit it for a day or two. Maybe stay there for a while and read miniature books.

Friday, February 10, 2012

microflash: Heiress; Metal Bird Sculpture


She'd gone haring off across the southern counties again, the devil at her heels. Simon, pill bottle in the glove box, spun down dusty roads and called into the kudzu-soaked woods from his window: Felicia, Fe-licia. The fullness of shadows answered, reminding him of Georgian nights spent between her legs. No place for a conservator. Or a cousin, however distant.

At the crossroads of 53 and 164 he found her. Like a scarecrow, dangling crucified from the road marker. Hands purple with pokeberry juice. He convinced her to let go, pushed a pink pill into her cracked mouth.

Whispered, Felicia.


Written for Lily's Friday Prediction. All welcome to participate.

Lord, I want this.