We’ve all done it--wished for something to solve our current problems--daydreamed about “the one that got away” or the road not taken—thought of what our three wishes would be if we found that genie in the bottle.
Open to any speculative genre—the only requirement is that somebody makes a wish and that is a key ingredient in the story. You decide if it is granted or not, what consequences it carries, and so forth.
Try to avoid clichés (like my example above of the genie) unless you have a fresh take on it. “The Monkey’s Paw” By W. W. Jacobs, Stephen King’s “Pet Semetary,” or the movie “A. I.” are some examples of the kind of thing I have in mind.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Make A Wish” in the subject line. Please send one story at a time. I will consider multiple stories from a single author if you are sending flash, but still please only send one at a time.
No minimum or maximum word count. I
Please send submissions like this: Title, name, content, bio. The bio must be at the end of the story in the manuscript. Single space, indented paragraphs (do not indent first paragraph), and no space between paragraphs. Times New Roman, Courier, or Georgia fonts preferred. Scene breaks should be shown with a CENTERED ***
Also, if you have not submitted to a Static Movement anthology before, please check out Chris Bartholomew’s guidelines at:
Ron Koppelberger decided to use his 2000 words by crafting six flash pieces which have been accepted: Deep Love, Lecture Hall Flows, The Wedding, Voodoo Doll, Priceless, The Hymn of Wilford Larouse--all of them work the theme well--thanks Ron
Six Flash Pieces and Five Poems by Ron Koppelberger Pray All in Their Distress by Ken Goldman More Than Bargained For by Ryan Neil Falcone Wish by Tammy A. Branom Master of All Things by Frederick Hilary The Painting by Voicu Mihnea Simandan The Return by Voicu Mihnea Simandan My only desire by Brianna Stoddard Transcendence by Christina Murphy Rescue by Sandra Crook Fulfillment In Darkness by Kevin L. Jones I Wish I Was Handsome by Ken L. Jones My Life for Susie Parker by Jake Johnson Speedy and the Buck by David Perlmutter Maynard by Christopher Nadeau Monstertopia Wish by David S. Pointer Regretting A Command Decision by David S. Pointer Tech Reassignment by David S. Pointer Disinfectant Corps Captain by David S. Pointer And Who Can Say What Will Be Delivered? by Ken L. Jones Homunculus by Kevin L. Jones Candy Cane Soup by Ken L. Jones Checks and Balances by George Wilhite Djinn, Anyone? by Dorothy Davies The Wishless Well by Tara Sim LAZ by Ken L. Jones and Kevin L. Jones and David Todd Ocvirk In Love with Drowning by Marija Elektra Rodriguez A Sprint Through a House of Mirrors by Ken L. Jones Who Ya’ Calling A Dummy by Ken L. Jones Then Beggars Would Ride by Ken L. Jones and Kevin L. Jones The Wish Maker (poem) by Matthew Wilson The Wishing Well (poem) by Matthew Wilson The One by Tammy A. Branom Coincidentally by Brenlea Palmer Brings Good Luck! by Virginia Ray Everybody'd Eat Steak by Diane Arrelle Three Wishes (prose poem) by Jason D. Brawn The Book by Zarina Zabrisky One Last Wish (poem) by Ken L. Jones Fallen Star (poem) by Hillary Lyon Rare Breed by Matthew Wilson Lifelong Longing by Travis Sivart Want (poem) by Travis Sivart Wings (poem) by Travis Sivart The Wish (poem) by Jan Turner-Jones The Third Wish (poem) by Christopher Hivner Alchemy (poem) by Christopher Hivner The Mardi Gras Masquerade by Delphine Boswell What are the Odds? by Neil Leckman