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August 29th, 2008

I'm happy to announce that Robert Borski's story "Neighbors" has just gone live at Raven Electrick:

http://www.ravenelectrick.com/ssraven/neighbors.html

This inventive flash piece relates the mathematical musings of the neighbors of the most infamous integer of all time--the one we call "the number of the beast." Don't miss this one!

A couple of posts back, I mentioned that I'd like to see more true flash lengths in the slush pile for Cinema Spec: Tales of Hollywood and Fantasy. Since then, I've noticed in a blog post and also in a comment appended to the selfsame entry that there seems to be some confusion about what I was actually saying. Where one or two are confused, there may be more, so let me be perfectly clear. I am still happy to read submissions between 1000 and 2000 words, as per my statement in the guidelines. In fact, the stories I've already accepted are 1500 words and 1800 words respectively, with a new acceptance just gone out for a story of 1400 words. One of the things I've been committed to, though, with both Raven Electrick and Raven Electrick Ink, is the promotion of flash fiction, an undervalued form, IMHO, so Cinema Spec isn't going to see the light of day without some shorter stories. Some fine flash writers read that post and got the message, so that's all I was asking.