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Flash Fiction Februrary 2022 Coming Up!

It’s coming up to February in a couple of days and you know what happens in February:

Valentine’s Day, for one thing, right?

And you know what doesn’t happen – the 29th, this year at least, and never the 30th and 31st days of the month.

But I’m talking about Flash Fiction February 2022 on Fictive Dream, the online magazine devoted to the short story. For the past several years I have illustrated their flash fiction event – one story each day for each day of the month.

I’ve done the artwork for this year’s event as well. I created a body of abstract work and editor Laura Black chose one piece to represent each story. I’ll be showing you the artwork each day and providing a link to the story. I hope you’ll take a look at the art and then click to the story.

Thank you as always to Fictive Dream and Laura Black, and to all the authors whose stories always give me so much pleasure.

See you on February 1st!

Editors’ Week: Sun Spots

Fictive Dream, the online fiction magazine focusing on short stories, is hosting an event this week called Editors’ Week. I illustrated the stories and I’ll be posting the images here to show you. Here’s my suggestion: take a look at the illustration and then check out the story it accompanies at Fictive Dream to take in the whole experience.

I’ll show you the illustration and give you the link to the magazine each day. Today’s story is called Sun Spots, by Kim Magowan and Michelle Ross. Look here to read it.

Here is the image with the banner:

and here it is on its own.

Editors’ Week: Shrapnel

Fictive Dream, the online fiction magazine focusing on short stories, is hosting an event this week called Editors’ Week. I illustrated the stories and I’ll be posting the images here to show you. Here’s my suggestion: take a look at the illustration and then check out the story it accompanies at Fictive Dream to take in the whole experience.

I’ll show you the illustration and give you the link to the magazine each day. Today’s story is called Shrapnel, by Meg Tuite. Look here to read it.

Here is the image with the banner:

and here it is on its own.

Editors’ Week: Kerosene Man

Fictive Dream, the online fiction magazine focusing on short stories, is hosting an event this week called Editors’ Week. I illustrated the stories and I’ll be posting the images here to show you. Here’s my suggestion: take a look at the illustration and then check out the story it accompanies at Fictive Dream to take in the whole experience.

I’ll show you the illustration and give you the link to the magazine each day. Today’s story is called Kerosene Man, by Christopher Allen. Look here to read it.

Here is the image with the banner:

and here it is on its own.

Editors’ Week: Second Guess

Fictive Dream, the online fiction magazine focusing on short stories, is hosting an event this week called Editors’ Week. I illustrated the stories and I’ll be posting the images here to show you. Here’s my suggestion: take a look at the illustration and then check out the story it accompanies at Fictive Dream to take in the whole experience.

I’ll show you the illustration and give you the link to the magazine each day. Today’s story is called Second Guess, by Marie Gethin. Look here to read it.

Here is the image with the banner:

and here it is on its own.

Editors’ Week: The Lady of the House

Fictive Dream, the online fiction magazine focusing on short stories, is hosting an event this week called Editors’ Week. I illustrated the stories and I’ll be posting the images here to show you. Here’s my suggestion: take a look at the illustration and then check out the story it accompanies at Fictive Dream to take in the whole experience.

I’ll show you the illustration and give you the link to the magazine each day. Today’s story is called The Lady of the House, by Jen Michalski. Look here to read it.

Here is the image with the banner:

and here it is on its own.

The Boy on the Bridge

I created an illustration used to accompany a story on Fictive Dream, the online fiction magazine. And oops…I neglected to post it on the same day the story came out, as I usually do. My apologies to Fictive Dream and editor Laura Black.

But…that doesn’t mean I can’t catch things up. It’s not too late. I’ll show you the illustration and then I hope you’ll visit Fictive Dream and read the story it goes with.

The story is: The Boy on the Bridge, by Kate Mahony

And here is the picture:

Five Stories for Five Years: It Doesn’t Rain Here Anymore

Fictive Dream, the online magazine devoted to the short story, is celebrating five years of publishing with a special event, Five Stories for Five Years. Editor Laura Black commissioned new stories by several authors from the beginning days of the magazine and they are being presented the week of May 17-21, 2021.

I illustrated each story, and I’ll be showing the art each day during the run of the event, right here.

Today’s story is It Doesn’t Rain Here Anymore, by Francine Witte.

I made two versions for editor Laura Black and she picked one of them to accompany the story. But which one? Go to Fictive Dream, read the story, and find out!

Five Stories for Five Years: Ahu’s Story

Fictive Dream, the online magazine devoted to the short story, is celebrating five years of publishing with a special event, Five Stories for Five Years. Editor Laura Black commissioned new stories by several authors from the beginning days of the magazine and they are being presented the week of May 17-21, 2021.

I illustrated each story, and I’ll be showing the art each day during the run of the event, right here.

Today’s story is Ahu’s Story, by Nod Ghosh.

I made two versions for editor Laura Black and she picked one of them to accompany the story. But which one? Go to Fictive Dream, read the story, and find out!

Five Stories for Five Years: Satyagraha and Ernest Jones

Fictive Dream, the online magazine devoted to the short story, is celebrating five years of publishing with a special event, Five Stories for Five Years. Editor Laura Black commissioned new stories by several authors from the beginning days of the magazine and they are being presented the week of May 17-21, 2021.

I illustrated each story, and I’ll be showing the art each day during the run of the event, right here.

Today’s story is Satyagraha and Ernest Jones, by Mike Fox.

I made four versions for this story in my intial work, but neither Laura or I were satisfied with the results. I didn’t even show her two of them, I felt they were just not good enough.

Laura sent me additional details of the story and then I created this image, which was exactly right.

Sometimes it just takes time.

Go to Fictive Dream, read the story, and see what you think.