So I found out this week that my flash fiction retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier won second place in the Women on Writing Winter 2019 Flash Fiction contest.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier was always one of those fairytales I wanted to retell … with a happy ending. Steadfast is a contemporary retelling with a gender flip (she’s the soldier, he’s the dancer). Even better, it has an unapologetic happy ending.
You can click on through to the contest page to read it, along with the other two terrific stories that placed first and third. If you’re in the mood, you can keep going and read the top ten.
Looking for more short reads? Like adventure mixed in with your science fiction and fantasy? Well, then this is the giveaway for you, presented by author Patty Jansen’s Ebookaroo.
Something short, something speculative: it’s all here. Fantasy, horror, science fiction. Pick a genre and have some fun.
But hurry, this giveaway only lasts until May 15th.
Each month, Crystal Watanabe curates a fantastic collection of books centering around a genre or a theme. You have a few days left in April to download the Epic Fantasy box.
If you love epic fantasy, you’ll definitely want to check this out. If you want a surprise in your inbox each month, sign up for the virtual book box subscription.
I don’t have a book in this giveaway, but if you’re looking for a new urban fantasy series to read, you might try here.
Happy Friday and happy reading!
Like retellings, adaptations, and original fairy tales? Then you’ll want to check out this giveaway. So many great books, so many amazing covers.
Illustrated by Anna & Elena Balbusso
Do yourself another favor this week. Go read this story. The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections by Tina Connolly is a fabulous novelette.
You can read online for free, or if you want to curl up with it (like I did), you can buy it for 99 cents.