[Flash Fiction Friday] Grace Kilian Delaney Joins The Party!

Hello, Internet! For this edition of Flash Fiction Friday, first-time guest, Grace Kilian Delaney shares a tale of memorable first dates, and unexpected second chances that are practically… magic. First Date by Grace Kilian Delaney “Of all the places and days.” Remi huffed as she looked down upon the sad carcass of a rather large iguana…

Art of Lex Chase Returns to the Novel Approach!

Hello, Internet! As March winds down, let’s go out with a bang with my third installment of Art of Lex Chase at the Novel Approach. I’m presenting something a little different and personal this month. Many of you have seen me babble all over social media about a little dystopian project featuring sentient plant people…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Kim Fielding Drops By!

Hello, Internet! Kim Fielding brings us a good one for Flash Fiction Friday! After a man faces a tragedy, he must accept it’s a new day and a new chance to heal. The Violinist by Kim Fielding Dmitri sat motionless in the chair by the window, the morning sun casting a pool of light onto…

Untangling Irrational Thoughts

Being irrational is any person’s Achilles heel. Losing all sense of how to logically work through a situation and exploding into a fit of retail therapy, or comfort eating, or having a relationship altering meltdown. Like ending a friendship, or ending in divorce. Being accused of being irrational only exacerbates the situation. It’s the classic…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Dev Bentham Is Back!

Hello, Internet! Welcome back Dev Bentham for this week’s edition of Flash Fiction Friday! Today’s tale is a comedy of errors when a frustrated call to tech support leads to a lifetime fix.  Who’s on First? by Dev Bentham “My god, this is like the old Abbott and Costello routine, ‘Who’s on First?’” I muted…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Kelly Jensen Returns!

Hello, Internet! Kelly Jensen drops by today for Flash Fiction Friday with a real doozy of a piece. If you’ve read Kelly’s pieces before (which if you haven’t you should seriously get on that) this is no exception! Pro Choice by Kelly Jensen I am moving too fast. I’m going to land hard. I don’t…

Dear Media: I Am Not A Murderer

We’ve seen it all. The villain with dissociative identity disorder, the sex-crazed bipolar femme fatale, the depressed bomber, the paranoid lone gunman, the schizophrenic baby snatcher…the list goes on. And on. And on. And on. Oh. We have seen it all. Over time there has been a massive outcry for diversity and visibility in today’s…

Art of Lex Chase Is Live At The Novel Approach!

Hello, Internet! In a partnership with the lovely Lisa over at The Novel Approach, I have a regular monthly column “The Art of Lex Chase.” Over there I’ll be posting a new piece per month and the occasional doodle or work in progress. Because how else am I going to justify constantly drawing Hannigram? Amirite?…

[Flash Fiction Friday] Jana Denardo Joins The Party!

Hello, Internet! Welcome today’s Flash Fiction Friday guest, Jana Denardo! She brings us a sweeping steampunk adventure of clockwork love! Strange Bronze by Jana Denardo Vernon fisted his hands in Strange’s shirt, lifting him off his feet. Strange flinched away from Vernon’s sweaty face, patterned with gin blossoms. The cheap alcohol sourness of Vernon’s breath…

[Flash Fiction Friday] New Challenger Roe Horvat Appears!

Hello, Internet! We have a first time guest here for Flash Fiction Friday! Please welcome Roe Horvat. Today’s short is a tale of rekindled love from the one you wish you could forget. Love by the Slice by Roe Horvat I stripped off the hoodie I was wearing over my apron. It smelled like old…

I Am Not Ashamed

Hello, Internet! I’m Lex Chase! I always start my blog posts like that, don’t I? Perky. Happy. Usually do a few catchy sentences about whatever topic. If it’s Flash Fiction Friday here on my blog or if I’m on a blog tour. But today, I’m not here to sell you anything. Let’s start again. My…

[Flash Fiction Friday] West Thornhill Joins The Fray!

Hello, Internet! West Thornhill drops by to play in this latest round of Flash Fiction Friday. With the nasty weather, today’s tale is relatable with the life altering decisions you make while snowed in. Inconvenient Snow by West Thornhill “I can’t believe our douche of a boss wouldn’t let us close early when this switched…