Blossum Street – Samantha Pilecki #amwriting

This story is from a new voice for us.  Samantha (who is not an old run-down rental house) hooked me from the first line. Maybe it’s because I live in Montreal right now and the weather does indeed suck-ass every day. Maybe it was her great prose weaving in Gorgons’ hair, drum-like abs, and trampoline … [Read more…]

#LGBTQ, #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #TrevorProject, and a free book?!

‘Cause one day isn’t enough! #LGBTQ, #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #TrevorProject = a free book. We (me) are a bit (a lot) pro LGBTQ and very anti suicide, so starting today we (me) are holding a contest on Amazon to give away copies of our (my) Floidoip anthology.  All you have to do is tweet some random nonsense … [Read more…]

The Docks – Steve Carr #amwriting

Steve is a repeat offender. We mean that we keep publishing his work not because he has blackmail on us or is holding Mr Vittles hostage (remember that he likes his belly rubbed after eating his treats!), but because his work is everything we’ve ever looked for in a story. His stories are authentic in … [Read more…]

This Mother’s Boys by Laura Banks #amwriting #shortstory

This Mother’s Boys By Laura Banks “They’re both upstairs.” I follow her through the back door. The first time I came to the house, it was to show her my make-up catalog and samples, she took me into her bedroom and told me about how Jeremy was born with a hole in his heart and … [Read more…]

The Sneeze by Lisa Wilton #amwriting #NorthernIreland

This story had me at hello. I love the way Lisa draws you into the world from the first few lines. Lisa’s voice and style are right up my alley and perfect for our magazine. Without further ado… The Sneeze by Lisa Wilton Gertrude Billingsworth had always been sickly but her allergies were the real … [Read more…]

America, America by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor #amwriting #Lagos

This one came for the Floidoip publication but it was already published elsewhere (Flash Fiction Online).  The editors and I liked it so much, we decided to take it on for the Weekly.  I’m very glad we did as this is a rather strong story with the type of international voice that we look for … [Read more…]

The #LBGTQ anthology Floidoip is… #TrevorProject

Okay, Amazon is now giving the thumbs up to our anthology.  The proofs turned out rather tasty, too. Buy it, read it, love it, review it.  Amazon works with reviews.  Goodreads works with reviews.  Review, star it, love it–don’t dream it, be it (or so a cover art once said).  Help us help teens and … [Read more…]