I LOVE post apocalyptic and dystopian stories and my bookshelves (and kindle) are full of them. Even more than that, I have always been interested in the ‘story behind the story’. The best-written fiction always leaves me aching for more, and oftentimes I want to know ‘what happened before’ much more than I wonder ‘what came next’.
Apokrupha had an open submission period for an anthology titled Vignettes from the End of the World. “Show us your moment from the end of the world. Show us the tragedy, the beauty, and, of course, the horror.” All of that in 500 words or less.
I was hooked. Regardless of the outcome, I had to read this anthology.
Vignettes from the End of the World will be out sometime in 2014, and I am excited to announce that my flash fiction piece Run will be part of it.
Run came to me as most of my stories do…late at night when the house was quiet, and anyone with even the smallest amount of common sense would be sleeping. It would not be ignored, no matter how early I had to be up the next day. In a way, that makes sense. No one gets to decide what time the world ends.