While I love reading and writing novels because of the way they allow full and lengthy submersion into other peoples’ lives, short fiction has a way of focusing in on small, precise moments that fits well with my conviction that often times it is the little bits of life, the excerpts if you will, that shape and hone and forever affect the bigger whole. Thus, whenever my mind deigns to give me a complete story within a small word count, I’m as pleased as if I’ve just found a shiny precious gem on a beach somewhere . . . and really, it is sort of the same thing.
On that note, I leave you with a Neil Gaiman quote I’ve always liked and a record of some of my published short fiction, a growing list I’m crazily excited about.
“Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.” ~ Neil Gaiman
Short fiction by Ev Bishop
“Not All Magic is Nice” by Ev Bishop, Pulp Literature, Issue No. 6, Spring 2015
“The River” by Ev Bishop, first place winner of the 2014 Askew’s Foods’ Word on the Lake Writing Contest, published in the Word on the Lake anthology, May 2014.
“Riddles” by Ev Bishop, published in 100 Stories for Queensland, an eMergent Publishing anthology (May 2011), edited by Jodi Cleghorn & Kate Eltham.
“Red Bird” by Ev Bishop is available through Ether Books (free app!) for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
“HVS” by Ev Bishop is available through Ether Books (free app!) for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
“Wishful” by Ev Bishop is available through Ether Books (free app!) for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
“Red Bird” by Ev Bishop appeared in AlienSkin Magazine’s December 2009/January 2010 issue.