Patron Flash Fiction – Mushroom Man


Rene was halfway out on the Redwing trail when the sobbing stopped her steps. It was a dry, green day at the mouth of Spring. It was still a little cold for short-clothes, but she couldn’t help herself, and had gotten out her khaki hiking shorts and denim short-sleeve blouse to put on with her hiking boots and cap. The sun was warm on her skin, where she could find it, but this was not one of the sunnier trails. She had spent the hike so far covered in goosebumps from the chill air, but it was nice to feel the beginnings of spring against her skin.


The rest of the story is over on Patreon!

CB in Altered Reality

The first piece of fiction I ever sold for real money was “Last Girl”, which appeared in the 2010 publication 2013: The Aftermath which was a collection of stories about apocalypse survivors (remember when we thought (joked?) that the world would end in 2012?).

The story was first reprinted as a chapbook in 2013, then in my collection RapUnsEl and Other Stories early last year.

Now it’s available to the readers of Altered Reality Magazine. It’s the fourth printing of the story, but it’s the first time it’s available for free to all online.