When the call came out for authors to enter the Queer Sci Fi 3rd Annual Flash Fiction Contest, I had seen this post-apocalyptic vision of this Japanese airport by GENSO Tokyo. His work features a world without humans, a guess at what we've made would look like without us. So what if it was long enough that we forgot what we made? Reduced it to myth, to fantasy, that only a few still believed in?
I submitted my 300-word story to the judges without much hope of being chosen for the anthology. If they didn't want it, I'd just post it here. And, technically, I didn't make it into the anthology...except for the fact Ben Brock chose my story, Weren't Fantasy, as his judge's choice.
Ben said: "The voice struck me, and the rich character detail. I could hear Bud and Hadley yacking in my head as they worked through the swamp. The setting was heavy and sticky, but with the revelation at the end, the characters soar with excitement and hope–up and up and up! This piece made me feel it all."
Click on the image to see more of GENSO Tokyo's artwork and visit my page for FLIGHT to see more about the anthology with 110 author's 300-word stories.
Missy Welsh writes gay, bi, and trans erotic m/m romance short stories, novellas, and novels.