“On Our Own” in Metastellar

Thrilled to say that my flash science fiction story, On Our Own, has been accepted by Metastellar. Publication is scheduled for  July 2023.

This is a story I wrote last year for a 5-week flash fiction challenge. Codex, a website for  neo-pro writers, has a membership forum with an annual “Weekend Warriors” challenge: You get prompts on Friday, and submit a 750-word piece by Monday morning. I participated for the first time in 2022, and this story was built out from my Week 1 of the challenge.  I’m delighted that it’s landed in Metastellar, where I have never been published before.

When two spacers land on a new planet on a mission to collect geological samples, they find a colossal statue. It’s life-changing.