Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Dreamscapes - Sci-fi Flash Fiction

The new Dreamscapes story is up over at the Patreon project.

A 200-word version of this story received an award over at Flash! Friday. Here's what the judges had to say about it:

While the first person to set foot in any given place is an explorer, the day will inevitably come when explorers will be replaced by tourists, surrounded not by the staggering beauty of a world unexplored by the human experience, but by the detritus of a more “civilized” age. And yet, if one cocks an eye at just the right angle, there’s still magic to be found among the wonders of the universe. A wonderful story that finds beauty among the strip malls.

Here's a preview:

Bring An Extra Suitcase
A Dreamscapes Story

by Alicia VanNoy Call

"Bring an extra suitcase," they say. 

They all say it, don't they? 

Bring an extra suitcase.

Because you'll want souvenirs. You'll want to remember this. When it's all over, you'll want to hold it – rough and solid – in your hands. You'll want to show it to people and say, "See? I was there. I stood there and I picked this up and I brought it back with me." 

You'll prove that you're real, if you bring an extra suitcase.

Want to read the rest? Head on over to the Dreamscapes project on Patreon.

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