Queer Sci Fi's Fifth Annual Flash Fiction Contest

by Katelyn Cameron , Eloreen Moon , Rodney Ross

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1) One object colliding with another

2) An impinging of something upon something else

3) An influence or effect on something or someone

4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell, but only 110 made the final cut.

A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.

Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Welcome to Impact.

A Roll of the Dice by Katelyn Cameron

A gambler bets big in this high fantasy flash fiction.

Signing Off by Rodney Ross

An NBC news anchor delivers his sobering, final broadcast as the world outside collapses into a void.

The Soul Star by Matt Doyle

Talia has dreamed of only one thing for years now: the join the holy order. But all Elves who wish to do so must first pass the test of the Soul Star.

The Touch of G by Eloreen Moon

An unidentified flying object is spotted near the Mars orbiting space institute but an alien presence is closer than J thinks.

This book is on:
  • 4 To Be Read lists
  • 2 Currently Reading lists
Publisher: Other Worlds Ink
Pairings: F-F, M-F, M-M, Includes NB
Heat Level: 1
Romantic Content: 2
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Ace, Bisexual, Gay, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Intersex, Lesbian, Non Binary, Pansexual, Transgender
Tropes: Antihero, The Bargain, Everyone is Queer, Fairy Tales Revisited, Forbidden Love, Hero and the Great Quest, Lone Wolf, Moral Failure, Star-Crossed Lovers, Wingfic
Word Count: 33700
Setting: Varies
Languages Available: English

About the Authors

Katelyn Cameron

Katelyn is an author and journalist from Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduate of Western Michigan University who enjoys all things nerdy. As an author, Katelyn dabbles in lesbian-centric science fiction and fantasy, as well as online collaborative writing. Yes, by that we mean she roleplays in online games.

Eloreen Moon

Eloreen Moon is a pen name for a writer, reviewer, beta reader/editor, and reader of all things romance, including alternate lifestyle (LGBT) stories and novels. Inspiration is all around and life will not limit her to one particular topic. Her first story to publish is Charon’s Dilemma with the 2014 Love’s Landscape event from M/M Romance group on Her second story to be published is also with the Don’t Read in the Closet (DRitC) 2015 Love is an Open Road event is Coil Me Up. She also finished two 300-word shorts for the Discovery: QSF’s Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest and Flight: QSF's Third Annual Flash Fiction Contest. She likes to read and write a blend of science fiction, fantasy, historical, paranormal, and sometimes more than one together, especially if romance is involved. However, cowboys, lawmen, and contemporary times are fun too.  Love is love: Romance with a Twist.

In Real Life, she works full-time, has a blended family with children, and enjoys gardening, computer games, and enjoying nature.

Rodney Ross

Author Rodney Ross lives, writes and sweats in South Florida.
'The Cool Part Of His Pillow', his debut novel, was the 1st Place Winner in the GLBT Fiction category from both the Indie Excellence Awards and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Silver Medalist in the 2013 Global EBook Awards; and Honorable Mention in the 2012 Rainbow Book Awards.
Other works include 'Signing Off' in the short story collection' Impact', from Other World Ink; 'Otis,' a short fiction about a Christmas Eve where lessons are taught and learned; 'Bended Knee', a short, bittersweet contemplation of same-sex marriage; and a non-fiction contribution to the 'The Other Man: Twenty-One Top Writers Speak Candidly About Sex, Love, Infidelity, Heartbreak and Moving On'. A trio of essays from this book are being adapted into a play for 2016 by Bernard Rice. Rodney's work is one of the three.
Past achievements include an optioned screenplay and play, both currently unproduced. Other screenplays earned Honorable Mentions or runners-up citations in the Monterey County Film Commission, FADE-IN and the LGBT One-In-Ten Screenwriting Competitions. Ross was also cited as 'Most Creative' in the Key West Mystery Fest Writing Competition.
He is a producer of the upcoming documentary 'The Little Firemen'.
Follow him @rodtross on Twitter; access his website at

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