I am pleased to announce that my short story ‘March on the Deniers!’ is being published.
FICTION on the WEB
Excited, or what? You guessed – I’m excited!
The story will appear in FICTION on the WEB, which is run by Charlie Fish, a short story writer and screenwriter – thanks, Charlie! I will let him tell you about his site:
“FICTION on the WEB is a labour of love. Every single story on here is hand-picked and carefully edited by me. I don’t have a staff, and I don’t make any money. I do this because I want to give authors a chance to get their work out there, and I love sharing great stories with the world.
FICTION on the WEB has been online since 1996, which makes it the oldest short stories website on the Internet. Hundreds of stories have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. This new incarnation of the site aims to take advantage of the latest trends in connectivity while keeping things nice and simple.”
If you want to support Charlie you can do so on his Patreon site.
What’s it all about?
‘March on the Deniers!’ is set in the delightfully-named suburb of Nudgee, near Brisbane, Queensland. It is a climate-fiction (“Cli-Fi”) piece, but I’ve used humour to try and avoid being preachy. The humour is quite dark, and this is not a ‘G’-rated story.
I find having a definite location for a story helps, so the image at the head of this page is a little map of Nudgee after some sea-level rise and storm surge. As you can see, nearby Brisbane Airport is long gone! The flood map is generated by firetree.net, and you can find it here.
Monday, June 3rd
Yep, ‘March on the Deniers!’ will appear on this date, so go and have a read – and leave me some comments, please!
Best Regards, Simon
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