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Genre and length:

Paranormal mystery/fantasy short story (about 5,000 words).


Creole gentleman Remy Pigeon has a gift, or a curse. He can touch objects and read the past from them. He prefers to stay away from trouble, but when an attractive red-head with a serious problem and a supernatural secret wanders into his house on a hot summer day, Remy knows that trouble has just found him.

“Flashover” is a paranormal mystery short story.

How did the story come about?

I was tasked during a workshop to write a story involving fairytale/legendary creatures and mix it with the noir genre.  Remy Pigeon was born from this and I’ve written multiple stories about him as well as have a novel in the works.

Do you prefer writing short fiction over novels, and if so, why?

I love writing both. Short fiction allows me to explore ideas and characters a little at a time, which is great for practicing different techniques and trying out new things.  I also love reading short stories, so my love of writing them probably stems from that as well.

Which short fiction writers have most influenced you.

Ray Bradbury, George RR Martin (he’s known for his epics, but he writes amazing short fiction as well and has a ton of it), Kij Johnson, Margaret Atwood. Many others.


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