My flash story "The Cold Beyond the Pools" just went live in Redstone Science Fiction. I originally wrote it for a Codex contest called Weekend Warrior where participants write a flash story every weekend for five weeks; "The Cold Beyond the Pools" ended up taking first in its round. I went on to take first in the whole contest against 50ish pro and neo-pro writers, some of whom were Nebula and Writers of the Future winners who wrote some damn fine stories of their own. It was one of those highs that keeps you writing.
Anyway, I'm happy to share the story with you. New blog post up tomorrow, "Chasing the First Sale (Part 2): What a Pro Story Is."