I'm incredibly excited to announce that 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗩𝗼𝘄: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗚𝗶𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗻, 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿 has been short-listed for the Best Short Story Prix Aurora Award, the top award for Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Thank you to everyone who nominated me!
Stay tuned for more details, because it's not over yet. If you haven't had a chance to read it, you'll have the opportunity to download it and vote next month.
I'd like to share one of the reviews of my short story that has me blown away. I never knew that a story that I wrote as a creative outlet to destress would entertain so many people. If you don't already know, this isn't Flicks first adventure. The Intergalactic Videographer was first published in OnSpec, Issue 115 Vol 31 on January 2021, and now a 3rd instalment will be published in a few months. I have a few other mis-adventures planned for Flick Gibson, so who knows where it will take him! Now back to the following review:
"This is a pulp-like throwback to old-fashioned science fiction adventure-humour. No serious extrapolation intended. Just an amusing premise with a silly screw-up that ultimately gets resolved with an unexpected solution. Loads of fun throughout. A relaxed, pleasant read. Kind of an antidote to the previous two stories. I know I ranted about “silly, senseless pleasure” earlier, but only if that were the permanent state of affairs. Small doses serve a useful purpose, a psychologically sound purpose. Doesn’t hurt to chuckle once in a while. Keeps you sane. This story is good for you."
"This story is good for you".... That alone will keep me going for a while ;)
Wishing everyone a lovely spring, for those with allergies, I'll wait to wish you a happy summer when the pesky pollen season has passed. We will connect again next month!