After yesterday, when I wrote a story for submission to Daily Science Fiction, I thought I might try and repeat that trick today. Unfortunately Daily Science Fiction only accepts one submission at a time, so I went looking for another website to write a story for. I quickly found a site called flashfictiononline who are, unsurprisingly, looking for sci-fi flash fiction. They want very short stories, of 500 to 1000 words, but the story I wrote was 1,300 words.
I’m adding yet another sci-fi short story to the clogged annals of sci-fi lore. Nobody asked me to do it, of course, but I think there’s always a place for more sci-fi short fiction in the world, especially when it’s free, like this one. The story is inspired by that old chestnut: the third of Clarke’s three laws, which is that - Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.