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precarious since 1997 | by maryann johanson

I am writing SF/F/H flash fiction for your amusement (and here’s some more)

This latest one is solidly science fiction, with, perhaps, tiny ominous hints of sci-fi horror to come. I mean, encourage me with your Patreon patronage (which you need in order to read this) and maybe I’ll expand it. Could be fun and terrifying!

This new one is called “The Great Oliphant Migration on Hospitable Human-Settled World Michaelangelo’s Palette Now Open to Visitors,” and here is how it begins:

flash fiction

For this project, which is called “(fictional) notes from The British Museum,” each week I visit a single room at The British Museum in London, zero in on one intriguing object therein, and quickly write a piece of flash fiction inspired by that object. This very short story may not have anything to do with what the object actually is — in fact, it almost certainly will not. This is the object that inspired this week’s story:

(fictional) Notes from The British Museum #13

Here’s a little insight into this project: sometimes these stories incorporate ideas that have been percolating in the back of my head for a while, and this is one of them. The idea of a gentle migration of enormous alien creatures through a human settlement on another planet is one I’ve had in the back of my mind for a very long while. (And just because I’ve used it here by no stretch of the imagination means I’m done with it.)

These flash-fiction stories are available to all Patreon patrons at the $1/month level or above. I am not too proud to beg you for your support, so, please, if you like my work and want to see more of it, please throw some cash my way.

Enjoy!


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