Published Works

“Gold Dress, No Eyes” Published in Flash Fiction Online

A Dance in Silence
The girl in gold drifts, her hands outstretched. Her body floats amid shards of fine china, pressed white napkins, and the passengers — now corpses — of the U.C.S.G Luxitor. The chandeliers cast flickering light over the girl’s silent dance.
She moves without a partner.

I really enjoy nontraditional narrative stories.  List stories like A. Merc Rustad’s “How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps” are particularly inspiring to me.

Gold Dress, No Eyes“–published today in Flash Fiction Online–is definitely a nontraditional narrative.  It’s a puzzle of a story.  FFO’s Editor-in-Chief, Suzanne Vincent, called it “a chilling but lovely science fiction story” and described it better than I could:

This is a story told in the aftermath, in the flotsam and jetsam of deep space.  A woman in a gold dress, an open purse, a luxury cruise ship, the Titanic of the stars.

So I hope you’ll take a look at the story.  Let me know what you think if you do!



2 thoughts on ““Gold Dress, No Eyes” Published in Flash Fiction Online

  1. Nicely done. You manage to tell the story without having a linear narrative, instead using little snippets centered around objects. When I saw what you were attempting I wasn’t sure you’d be able to pull it off, but you did. You’ve become quite a skilled storyteller. One observation: at the beginning and end of the story you write U.C.S.G. (with periods) but in between you write UCSG (without) – a minor inconsistency, but the kind a nitpicker like me would notice. 🙂

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