Theme of Absence is an online magazine of speculative flash fiction and short stories. The goal of this site is to provide quality short fiction for free and to give both new and experienced authors another place to promote their work online.
Original fiction appears every Friday, along with an optional interview with the author.
Use the subscribe link on the side of the page if you’d like new content emailed to you as it is published.
See the submissions page for details on submitting short stories and flash fiction.
Finally, if you’d like to support the site, as well as get my commentary on the accepted pieces and be privy to traffic and submission statistics, click HERE to become a patron for as little as $1 / month, which is only a quarter per story.
He also maintains Write Good Books, a blog dedicated to helping new writers improve their craft and learn about the industry.
Visit his main author site at http://www.jasonbougger.com.
Betty is an author and illustrator from Canada. As a child, her grandfather led her to believe The Weekly World News was the honest-to-goodness truth. Between those strange articles, and an early exposure to Stephen King and EC comics, she has been instilled with a love of the bizarre and horrifying all her life.
Her fiction has been previously published by Theme of Absence, Halloween Forevermore, and Another Realm.
Check out her portfolio at www.bettyrocksteady.com, purchase prints and more at www.redbubble.com/people/bettyrocksteady, or follow her at www.facebook.com/bettyrocksteadyart. She would love to hear from you!
Tim Bougger lives in Des Moines, IA with his wife and daughter. He began painting at an early age, winning first place in the Nebraska Junior Duck Stamp competition and 3rd place nationally. Tim paints wildlife, landscapes, science fiction, and fantasy. Visit his website www.virtualtim.com.