My short story, published in INK

Yay! I am published again! This time I entered a short story competition. Maybe that should be a short short story competition because the rule was nothing longer than 300 words. 300 words isn’t a lot of space, it’s a constraint that I definitely struggled with, but I’m very happy with my resulting story and that it got picked to be one of the stories in the anthology.

The other constraints for the competition were that it had to be queer, since that’s Queer Scifi Ink’s whole jam, and that you had to reference Ink, or the idea of ink.

My short story is called Toby’s Tattoo, and it’s an idea that I’ve had messing around in my head for ages, never quite sure what format it should take. It might still become a novel, but I don’t know. It’s scifi, and in the ‘scifi part two’ part of the anthology. There were over 300 entries, and 120 selected for the anthology.

Grab INK from here, or there’s more links below for different stores.

To go into the draw to win an Amazon gift card as part of the INK blog tour, click here

Every year Queer Sci Fi holds a flash fiction contest that solicits stories from writers around the world, and publishes the best stories as an annual anthology.


INK (Noun)

Five definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell:

1) A colored fluid used for writing

2) The action of signing a deal

3) A black liquid ejected by squid

4) Publicity in the written media

5) A slang word for tattoos

Innovation features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Places you can get Ink:

Amazon eBook

Amazon Paperback

Barnes & Noble

Apple Books





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