Stewart C Baker

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Stewart C Baker

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What I Write

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(From “Images Across a Shattered Sea”)

The air on the cliffs above the Shattered Sea was hot as a furnace and twice as dry. Still, Driss couldn’t suppress a shiver at the way the shimmering message-globe moved through the sky, dozens of meters above the churning, black waves of the sea.

He had seen the globes before, of course, but only after they’d been captured and put on display in the village’s little museum. It didn’t quite seem real, the way the little ball bobbed and danced on the breeze, drifting ever so slowly towards Fatima where she stood atop a heap of boulders at the edge of the cliff.

Read the full story at KasmaSF or play an interactive version at Sub-Q Magazine.

What I Write

Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian, haikuist, and speculative fiction writer. His fiction has appeared in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Galaxy’s Edge, Nature, and Flash Fiction Online, among other places. Stewart was born in England, spent time in South Carolina, Japan, and California, and now lives in Oregon with his family­­—although if anyone asks, he’ll usually say he’s from the Internet.


Selected Recent publications:

“Against the Dying of the Light”Flash Fiction Online, May 1, 2020

“My Decohering Heart”Quantum Shorts Competition, February 2020

“The Colours of Europa, the Colours of Home” – Little Blue Marble, August 23, 2019
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Full bibliography on my website at

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I’m going to take part in the Write-a-thon’s flash fiction critique groups this year. (Why don’t you join me?)

I love flash fiction, and have published quite a bit of it.

For this year’s write-a-thon, I’m going to commit to writing six inter-connected pieces of flash with:

1) an inclusive cast

2) feels and/or banter

3) an upbeat tone

all set in… I don’t know. A single organization? A single world? A single time-space continuum? A single even stranger place, like Miami?

Those six interconnected flash fiction pieces will be my weekend projects!

I’m also working on revising a novel, and will be dedicating one hour per day to that during the week for the duration of the challenge.

I might create a piece of interactive fiction, or a longer short story in the world of the flash fiction pieces too, if I’m feeling good about my revision process.

Fundraising Goals

For this year’s write-a-thon, I’d love to raise $50.

To sweeten the pot, I’ll match donated funds up to that total amount with a donation of equal value to the Carl Brandon society.

Anyone who donates at the $5 or more level will get a DRM-free ebook version of the stories I write during the Write-a-thon delivered to your email address once I get the final sponsorship report in your choice of ebook format. (That’s six flash stories + the longer story if I write it.)