Ksenia Anske’s “Easter Bunny Apocalypse”
Well, it was bound to happen, but I was invited to partake in my first flash fiction compilation. The theme was (drum roll) –The Easter Bunny Apocalypse.
Yes, I know, be careful what you wish for, but I had so much fun!
Here’s how it all went down…
Author of The Siren Suicides, Ksenia Anske had a fevered idea to coordinate a flash fiction potluck of writers from various genres from all over the world. USA, Mexico, EGYPT!!! the UK and, of course, Canada (and two from Chicago – murder capital of the world) took a shot at kicking the tar out of the Easter Bunny (that bastard).
And so, the plot had to be:
a) Crazy, and
b) About the possible end of the world in the springtime.
How ironic, don’t ya think?
Love it or hate it, those were the rules. We scribes had a world of possibilities before us!
The end product was awesome and tight, thanks to the editing wonders of Ms. Colleen M. Albert. I mean, what more could a project want than free editing! (That doesn’t come cheap). I feel a bit bad for her as she had to connect the dots with our eclectic and, admittedly, insane plot-points and styles. Some of us were poetic, some zany and others spot-on with adventure writing. British author David Eccles, was kind enough to blog the experience as well!
Twenty chapters and yours truly was number nineteen. EEKS!
After reading J. Luis Licea’s inspiring entry to the story, I just had to jump the gun and tap out Chapter Nineteen well before my time was due. You can read it right here. Very divine I must say, and I mean this literally.
Must admit, my preemptive shenanigans threw a turd in the Easter basket, but damn it, we sailed to the shores of Switzerland with this one!
The best part of it all was I had the opportunity to connect with amazing new friends in the writing field. This was something foreign to me as I’ve never hung with the scribe-crowd before. I wish all of you guys the best, and you will be with me for as long as I can hold on to you.
In no particular order:
Brandon Yusuf Toropov
J. Luis Licea
Colleen M. Albert
Michel Lee King
Aliaa Jordan El-Nashar
Kevin Nielsen (the Canadian dude)
You guys are the greatest. Hold on to me, and I’ll hold on to you!