Flash Fiction: From the Ashes

I have been contemplating writing a piece of short fiction, maybe a novella, for a while now but just haven’t had the time or true motivation to do so. I have an outline or two written down, but I can now agree that the “my work is crap” mentality is real, folks.

Below is a flash fiction piece that I wrote for Mark Lawrence’s Battle of the Bards contest a couple of years ago. Though I didn’t even come close to winning, I felt that my chops were tested a bit. Flash fiction is stupid difficult, but I’m glad I gave it a shot. It just so happened that it was being judged by some of my favorite writers, so it was a little bit of a gut punch when I got 0 notes lol.

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