The flash-fiction collective known as the Daily Cabal is winding its way to a dignified end, and myself and several of the previous contributors have given final short pieces of fiction to the site by way of goodbye.
My own piece “Shore-Birth” can be found at the following link:
This piece has much meaning for me, and I wrote it shortly after my son was born, and we first dipped his new toes into an almost still sea, on a weird muggy day. It became the opening for a much longer story, but I could never quite get it to work. This story narrates the birth (or rebirth) of Raoul Mithras, the protagonist of my WOTF winning story “The House of Nameless”.
So a story about birth amongst death seems an appropriate send-off for a noble venture. Something like four solid years of flash fiction, updated daily. Previous writers for the Daily Cabal included Angela Slatter, Sara Genge, Jeremiah Tolbert, Luc Reid, Daniel Braum, and Jason Erik Lundberg amongst many other talented and prodigious scribblers. Thanks for having me folks, it was a blast!