After last week's guest post had to be postponed due to leaves on the line/rain stopping play/other unexpected circumstance of your choice, I'm now ready to kick off my series of birthday blog swaps. I asked a few of my fellow fantasy authors to write whatever they chose on the theme of my website title (Reflections of Reality), and here's one of them. Please extend a very warm welcome to Andrea Baker, my inaugural guest speaker. Take it away, Andrea …
Greetings, fellow fantasy lovers, and thank you all for your attendance on this very special day. For those of you who have just wandered in off the street and have no idea why today is special (or, in fact, where on earth or indeed the multiverse you are), I'll tell you: the Reflections of Reality blog is now a year old. Yay!
[pauses for congratulatory cheers and applause]
Thank you. Thank you. Have some cake.
Those of you who are familiar with this site may have noticed the addition of a Flashes page. I wrote most of the flash fiction stories it contains for a weekly contest on a writing site I belonged to, and they've been lying around gathering dust ever since – until now. I figure that someone somewhere might get some enjoyment out of them, so why not share? You never know, I might even write more when I get the chance (1000 words being about as much as I have time to achieve these days).
Anyway, in honour of the occasion, the rest of this blog post will be given over to a piece of flash fiction. This is one of the first I wrote, and it's still one of my favourites (for sheer daftness if nothing else). I hope you like it too.