BSFW and friends read six stories from the 2012 Broad Universe Sampler. Some were laugh out loud funny like Jean Marie Ward's Lord Mai's Discovery, Soul Mates by Jaleta Creggs, and Marcy Arlin's Dilemmas. The Moth Collector's Daughter by Ripley Patton was beautifully sad fairy tale, while Non Si Muove by Mei Lin Miranda, and Quiz by Nancy Jane Moore left us with just the right amount of wonder. K.T. Laity's reading of an excerpt from her story the Willowmantic Frogs left me with a strange kind of nervousness somewhere in between staring down a dark alley and my childhood fear of the creatures under my bed.
Actors Robert Baumgarderner and Nanette Deasy Baumgarderner were kind enough to grace our stories with their voices and added a new layer of meaning that only comes with Broadway level talent.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate amazing new flash fiction as it entered the public consciousness.
To read the rest of the stories yourself, go to 2012 Broad Universe Sampler. For more on the actors who performed these stories, please click here: Robert Baumgarderner and Nanette Deasy Baumgarderner. And of course, if you're a writer looking for a professional speculative fiction community, you've come to the right place.