Archive for Flashes in the Dark E-zine
A new short story on Flashes in the Dark:
Hello, it has been a while….!
There are updates all around.
Flashes in the Dark Radio (with Tonia Brown and I) has a new website. Our new home will not only feature our author interview show, but a second show that focuses on current events with an irreverent spin called That’s F*cked Up with co-host Victorya Chase.
You can find the new site here:
Now, for Flashes in the Dark Ezine! We’re a little slower than usual with our turn around times, but we’re still happy to take submissions. Over the next few weeks I will be clearing up our backlog.
Want some quick reads? Check in here:
I have four writing projects on the burner. There are two of these that are with another author, and for now I have been sworn to secrecy about them. Of course, there is Marradith. And another story that was just started off this weekend. So my proverbial plate is full.
Thank you so much for continuing to support both the ezine and the interview shows. And here’s to producing great new things to add to your e-reader or bookshelf!
Muse’s Success is a listing of online web novels. They catalog, rate, and list reviews for serialized fiction online. Their goal is to help readers find quality reading material online without having to use search engines to do it.
Marradith Ryder has been listed with them for quite a while, but it wasn’t until recently that I found out the series is rated number one in both horror and suspense.
You can have a look at all the stories listed here: http://muses-success.info/browse/listing/1/Horror/all
A new write up on Flashes in the Dark Ezine!
It’s always great when you come across a new (and positive) review of your work! Since Marradith Ryder is an ongoing story, I always wonder if people are still keeping up with her, or if the readers on the site are newbies who have not read her story before. Either way, I’m always glad to know that someone is reading.
See the latest review from The Web Fiction Guide here:
It’s been almost two years exactly since I picked up the baton from Tony Smith and started as editor for Flashes in the Dark.
I knew there was some kind of anniversary this month, and couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. After checking my calendar a couple of times, I went onto the site and checked the date.
Yes, two years.
I think of it as a big achievement, not just for me personally, but for all the writers and readers that have graced our site during this time. I have seen people grow, move on, go forward, and I am always happy to think that maybe I had some small part of that. Everyone needs that proverbial pat on the back. Or just a place for others to hear their voice as a writer. I remember the first time someone ran one of my stories. It was an awesome feeling!
I had someone write me recently and ask if it was a coincidence that many authors on the site are friends of mine on Facebook. It’s absolutley not. I friend a lot of the authors that have appeared on Flashes, and many have become more than passing acquaintances through that connection.
I do have plans for the future. A possible anthology, maybe an additional series other than Marradith or Asa. But that can wait. The main thing that we’ll do is continue to look for stories that entertain the readers, and shake the dust off as many unknown, unread stories as possible. We love to give you guys a good shiver.
I remember very clearly how I found managing the site to be difficult – as far as technical bells and whistles–and how Tony tutored me through the process. Now I can do it with my eyes closed. I’m always checking in on the site, and can’t go more than a few hours without reading comments or looking through new submissions.
It’s become a part of my life and routine, and hope that it’s a part of yours as well.
Thanks so much for reading.
©2011 Lori Titus
February 2012 sounds impossibly far away.
On the other hand, it feels like this year has flown past us at lightening speed. I’m excited about this novella and it’s going to feel like a long wait until it’s release next year!
I wrote the first draft of this novella in about four weeks. I stopped writing Marradith episodes for the website until I was nearly finished.
A storyline about Rafael’s past lead to an idea about choices and parallel universes. What would have happened if Rafael had a bigger part in the lives of Marradith’s family than before? What if her parents died? What if Justin never became a Sojourner?
The answers to these questions became the starting ground for Marradith, Darkly. Readers of the web-serial will enjoy the juxtaposition of characters and themes. New readers will also enjoy this world that centers around a young woman with deadly powers and questionable morals. This story exists outside the timeline of the web series, so you don’t have to know anything about it to follow the novella.
I am back to writing the online Marradith. I just completed the episode for June 15th, so I have my one month cushion as usual.
I have two anthologies I have been invited to, but can’t give details about those yet. My project for this weekend will be to get the first one completed and ready for edits. I have an idea that’s been tickling my brain for the last couple hours that may just do the job.
Meanwhile, you can always read The Marradith Ryder Series on the website : http://flashesinthedark.com/the-marradith-ryder-series/