Author Archives: allen

The Year of the Boyfriend

Bizarro/absurdist author G. Arthur Brown, who is also the editor of Bizarro Central’s Flash Fiction Friday, asked for volunteers to participate in a little game of random title generation. So I raised my hand. He sent me this title: The Year of the Boyfriend The story I wrote for him, which is published on his…

It’s Been An Award-Winning Year

So, it’s been a good year so far. I’ve had some acceptances, and of course, a few rejections. But the real banner has been winning a couple of contests – one for fiction and one for poetry. I was notified by Tantra Bensko of FlameFlower in September that I was the winner of the Innovative…

Flash Fiction: ‘My Secret Life As A Garden Gnome’

In August this year I kicked off a new publishing venture called Garden Gnome Publications. The inspiration for that venture was a flash fiction story I wrote titled “My Secret Life As A Garden Gnome.” I kicked around the idea of publishing the story at Garden Gnome Publications, but I decided to send it out…