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Rise: QSF Flash Fiction, #9
Rise: QSF Flash Fiction, #9
Rise: QSF Flash Fiction, #9
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Rise: QSF Flash Fiction, #9

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RISE (noun / verb)


Eight definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell:


1) An upward slope or movement

2) A beginning or origin

3) An increase in amount or number

4) An angry reaction

5) To take up arms

6) To return from death

7) To become heartened or elated

8) To exert oneself to meet a challenge


Rise features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Release dateOct 25, 2023
Rise: QSF Flash Fiction, #9

J. Scott Coatsworth

Scott lives with his husband Mark in a yellow bungalow in Sacramento. He was indoctrinated into fantasy and sci fi by his mother at the tender age of nine. He devoured her library, but as he grew up, he wondered where all the people like him were.He decided that if there weren’t queer characters in his favorite genres, he would remake them to his own ends.A Rainbow Award winning author, he runs Queer Sci Fi, QueeRomance Ink, and Other Worlds Ink with Mark, sites that celebrate fiction reflecting queer reality, and is a full member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

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