New publication in AntipodeanSF

Hello and a Happy New Year! What better way to kick off the next decade of the 21st Century than with a publication in AntipodeanSF, the fantastic online speculative magazine from down under. “Dear Humans, Your Rent is Due” is a quick piece of flash fiction (I know, I know, I am impatiently waiting to have something longer out there again too) featuring not-so-benevolent aliens and our beloved humanity in a situation which can only be described as difficult.

Since both my fiancé and I are currently tenants, living at the whims of our landlord (that tend to reflect in the rent amount), writing this piece came quite naturally. You can give it a read here and while you’re at it, check out the other brilliant stories in the January issue.

Comments, suggestions and critiques are always welcome!

Take care,

ML

 

“Going With The Flow” published in Four Star Stories

Hey there! 2019 seems to be the year of flash fiction for yours truly – my newest piece entitled “Going With The Flow” was published in the Short Short Story Issue 3 of the Four Star Stories magazine. So what can I tell you about it? Well, it revolves around time travel to a not so distant past and tackles a very common trope – just not from an angle that you might expect which, hopefully, gives it a refreshing taste.

Anyway, give it a read here and comment below (should you choose to). I should get back to working on a longer form!

ML

Fourth publication in Theme of Absence

Hi! I am excited to let you all know that my newest flash fiction “Better Than A Shock Collar” was published in Theme of Absence last Friday. This marks my fourth publication in this venue and fifteenth publication in English overall.

The story is a short one (just under a thousand words) and it features one of Internet’s most beloved creatures – just not in a role that you might expect from it. You can give it a read right here, and as always, if you find it to your liking (or even if you don’t), please leave a comment down below.

Till next time!

ML

“What They Don’t Tell You About Time Travel” published in Aphelion

aphelion-august19.jpgHello, everyone! While I have been enjoying the sun, the sea, and (unfortunately) an occasional jellyfish on the beautiful island of Vulcano – I most definitely recommend a visit there btw.! – my flash fiction piece “What They Don’t Tell You About Time Travel” was published in the August issue of Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is my fourth publication in this fantastic venue and I am proud to be featured on the cover of this particular issue.

“What They Don’t Tell You About Time Travel” was originally written as a drabble and its first draft was accepted for publication in Martian: The Magazine of Science Fiction Drabbles but due to the venue’s untimely demise at the beginning of this year, it never saw the light of the day. I decided to rewrite the piece and expand it into flash fiction.

Anyway, you can give the story a read here, and if you wish, comment on it directly in Aphelion’s online forum or down below.

Keep enjoying the summer!

ML

“Lost and Found” published in The Weird And Whatnot

Hello there! I am happy to let you know (with somewhat of a delay) that my short story “Lost and Found” has been published in the July issue of a brand new speculative fiction magazine The Weird And Whatnot. The issue is available on Amazon in both digital and print version so if you’re old school like me and you prefer the feel of an actual paper, you can go get yourself a black-and-white, or a full-color copy.

The story itself features a version of a classic SF trope of the first contact between humans and an intelligent alien civilization – but with an ending which to some of you might be all-too-relatable!

I hope you’ll enjoy the read and as always, your comments are most welcome.

ML

 

New Publication in Asymmetry

Hello, everyone! I am pleased to let you know that my flash fiction piece “Coming Closer” was recently published in Asymmetry Fiction. Considering the rejection rate of this venue, I am especially proud of the publication. About the story itself: do you remember the story on ‘Russia’s most modern robot’ which stormed the media in late 2018? The one where the ‘robot’ actually turned out to be just a regular guy in a very elaborate costume? Well, I took the idea and turned it inside out – and that’s all I am going to say. You can read the story here

Let me know what you think!

ML

“Have You Ever Not Seen The Rain?” published in Theme of Absence

My short story “Have You Ever Not Seen The Rain?” was published in Theme of Absence a couple days ago (I am currently on vacation in Poland with a rather inconsistent internet access, hence why I am letting you know here only now). This marks my third publication in this venue. I got the idea for the piece one Sunday last autumn when the weather was particularly unpleasant; I was at home, looking at the constant downpour outside, and an unsettling question popped up in my mind: “What if it never stopped?” Of course, while the neverending rain and its implications for people’s lives is the strongest theme in the story, it isn’t the only one – but the rest you’ll need to find out yourselves. Have a read here and let me know what you think.

ML