Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Father's Day Fiction

All great fiction is about the human interaction. Concepts of love, loss, ambition and betrayal are universal, whether you're writing a far-future space opera or a secondary world fantasy.

Short-short stories and flash fiction are particularly good vehicles for exploring a specific facet of the human condition. For example, a father-child relationship. There are many stories that examine it in different ways. Some with optimism, some not; but each adds to the conversation.

In honor of father's day, here are several science fiction and fantasy stories that are present very different takes on this subject:

Perspective by Jake Kerr - Fireside Magazine

To My Father by David G. Blake - The Journal of Nature

Watermark by Michael Greenhut - Fantasy Magazine

and a couple by the Write1Sub1 moderators:

Soulless in His Sight by Milo James Fowler - Shimmer

Things We Leave Behind by Alex Shvartsman - Daily Science Fiction

How would you approach writing a father's day story? Are there others you've read that stuck with you, and why? Let us know in the comments.


  1. I'd not considered writing a father's day story ... until now.