February’s 713 Stories are Live!
First off, we’d like to introduce Ted Wilson, who penned a fantasy flash fiction piece in our inaugural issue, as our first resident artist. His work graces Alexis A. Hunter’s excellent story Into Poseidon’s Arms, a story which explores the existence of an old, familiar god. We hope you like the story and the art.
Next, we’d like to welcome Sue L. Dawes and Kathryn Board (and Alexis, of course) to the Kazka fold. Dawes explores the beating, shrimp-shaped heart of an ancient volcano. Board takes us to Hell, showing us exactly what sort of trouble the souls of the damned get into. Excellent, swift stories. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do.
We’d also like to welcome back Jamie Dement and Michael Haynes. We’ve published both authors in previous issues, and we are delighted to have them back this month. Dement uses a driving, drumming narrative to explain just where the sea can drive a person to go. Haynes‘ excellent take on our February prompt about a volcano that’s suddenly appeared in the Dead Sea is not to be missed. He nails the 2nd-person POV (and you thought it couldn’t be done).
We’re still looking for short fantasy fiction for our next issue. If you’ve got something you think we’d like, send it our way.
Last, take a gander at our current fantasy flash fiction prompt. We hope you’ll consider sending a story our way. 713 words; $7.13 dollars. Who knows…maybe we’ll be talking about you next month.