It’s coming up to February in a couple of days and you know what happens in February:
Valentine’s Day, for one thing, right?
And you know what doesn’t happen – the 29th, this year at least, and never the 30th and 31st days of the month.
But I’m talking about Flash Fiction February 2022 on Fictive Dream, the online magazine devoted to the short story. For the past several years I have illustrated their flash fiction event – one story each day for each day of the month.
I’ve done the artwork for this year’s event as well. I created a body of abstract work and editor Laura Black chose one piece to represent each story. I’ll be showing you the artwork each day and providing a link to the story. I hope you’ll take a look at the art and then click to the story.
Thank you as always to Fictive Dream and Laura Black, and to all the authors whose stories always give me so much pleasure.
See you on February 1st!
Looking forward to it! (K)
Me too. I really like the flash fiction liiterary form.
Hmmm, sounds interesting, Claudia! How did you end up having this collaboration??? How are you doing, btw?( I am trying to restart my blog after months of disappearance?)
Glad to see you and hope you are well. I am doing fine, thank you for asking. I can’t exactly remember how we met but I followed the blog and somehow the connection was made. I started off illustrating an event in 2018 and since then have done 4 FFF’s and some other events as well as single stories. I really enjoy working with the editor and I think the world of her.
Sounds like a serendipitous meeting to me, Claudia!
Yes, it was!
Hello Claudia, very much looking forward to February 1st and featuring a new story each day with the marvellous illustration you’ve created for each one. For me it has been another wonderful collaboration, thank you. I hope our collective readers and followers enjoy the month.
Thank you, and you know I am ready to read, myself. As time goes on I think I like the flash fiction genre more and more – the focus it requires really appeals to me. And how impactful the stories are, which I think is a result of their brevity and the need to get a lot across to the reader with an economy of words. Looking forward to this next month!
This is really great! I was curious to find out what flash fiction is and one of the denominators is that it should be less than 1000 words… It must be exciting for you to find out how your illustrations will be matched with the stories and how they will complement each other.
Thank you. This is the 4th time I have participated in this event and it never gets old for me. I love reading and I love the way the flash fiction authors get so much across in such a small amount of words. I try to do the same with my art for this project. I look forward to FFF every year and each year I enjoy it more.
I look forward to reading and to seeing your illustrations.