“A Clockwork Clef” at Chrome Baby

Illustration from Xmas Bairn at Chrome Baby

Illustration from Xmas Bairn

One of my favorite forms is flash fiction (under 1000 words, and often under 500) and my favorite genre is SF. Combine the two, and you get one of my best stories to date, “A Clockwork Clef”. It’s an obvious nod to the A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, but I think I brought something of my own to the mix as well. What do you think?

Thanks to editor Robin Wyatt Dunn at Chrome Baby for reprinting my baby in the Xmas Bairn.

The story originally appeared in the sadly defunct Eschatology, published by Bruce L. Priddy.

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About Stephen

I live in beautiful New Castle, Pennsylvania with fellow writer, Susan Urbanek Linville, and a herd of reformed feral cats.

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