Blaine D. Arden




1) One object colliding with another
2) An impinging of something upon something else
3) An influence or effect on something or someone
4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 110 of our favorites.

A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.

Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Welcome to Impact.


Queer Sci Fi's Fifth Annual Flash Fiction Contest
Fantasy | Science Fiction | Paranormal | Horror
Characters of various Queer identities and sexualities
33,700 words | 244 pages (paperback) | anthology
ISBN: 978-1732307537 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1732307520 (paperback)
1st editon, 25 July 2018 by Other Worlds Ink
cover art by Lex Chase


My contribution: Welcome

Dust blew across the dry, cracked path as Kalle hiked up eir skirts and kicked a lonely rock. It had taken so long to reach this settlement, yet here ey was, out on the dusty path, tribeless still. At least, they’d allowed em to stay the night, and even shared a ration of food and a water bottle... before closing the gate.

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Welcome received an Honourable Mention in the Queer Sci Fi's Fifth Annual Flash Fiction Contest .

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