The Process of Far and Away: a collection of flash fiction and poems
By Heather Kuehl
I didn't start to take my writing seriously until 2007. Before that I had written several novels that, to this day, have never been finished. I had written some short stories, two of which were published by my local newspaper, but I looked at my characters as anything more than a hobby. However, in 2006 I started writing about Sarah Vargas, a character that has appeared in three books that have since been published with Eternal Press. Also in November 2006, I rewrote Promises to Keep for National Novel Writing Month. Even with a finished book, I felt like I knew nothing about the publishing industry.
Because I didn't.
Besides the two stories that were published in my local paper, I had never been published. I wanted to get a taste of the industry before sending my books out to potential publishers, and I decided to do that with short stories. Many of my first short stories were flash fiction, a story of 1000 words or less. I learned that I was especially skilled at writing stories of 100 words or less, and focused on getting those published while I worked on longer stories.
To date I have over thirty flash fiction stories published, and I wanted to collect them in one book. What better way to do that than in an anthology! Far and Away is a collection of those previously published flash fiction stories, as well as a handful of poems I've had published. Far and Away also includes ten works that have never seen the light of day. This anthology takes readers into a world of possibilities. Join a bride on her wedding day where all isn't as happy as it seems. See life through the eyes of a beloved pet as he tries to make the great escape. What is hiding in the dark? I made sure to include my award winners, such as "Miscommunication" and "Beauty is the Beast."
In my opinion, Far and Away has something for everyone. I use flash fiction as a way to experiment with other genres, so within this anthology I have paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, romance, and contemporary genres.
I had a lot of fun putting this anthology together, reading my earlier work and realizing exactly how far I've come.
Heather Kuehl Buy Links
Fade to Black (Sarah Vargas Book 1)
Malevolent Dead (Sarah Vargas Book 2)
Blood Moon (Sarah Vargas Book 3)
Promises to Keep
Through the Rosebush
Free Read - Struck by Beauty
Far and Away.
Heather Kuehl Coming Soon
Dream Lover. Eternal Press, August 7, 2011
"Raising the Dead." Aoife's Kiss, October 2011.
At All Costs. MuseItUp Publishing, December 2011.
Epiphany. Decadent Publishing, TBA.
"Into the Dark." Ruby Red Cravings, TBA.