About In A Flash 2020
A collection of 20 flash fiction stories including a young magical sophomore trying to summon her first familiar, a culinary Casanova who was cast down into Hell’s Diner, a cyber visionary whose ideas just need a nudge into a new direction, a space lothario who learns that you can con the con man, a hell hound’s visit to a dog park, a cabin boy whose uncle is not only the captain but a fierce pirate and futures where the world belongs to the robots, or to the cats. You’ll go from a dark, lonely day in kindergarten to the a bright, sunny morning on the Village Green of a retirement community for spies, and then travel to the edge of the known solar system in a capsule for one. Twenty bites of fantasy and science fiction.
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CHRISTOPHER J. BURKE is an author, NYC high school math teacher, and webcomic creator. He’s also a gamer and fan of science fiction who has been telling stories since he was little. This combination ultimately led to his first professional sale, “Don’t Kill the Messenger,” in Autoduel Quarterly. This was followed by the creation of a fiction fanzine, Driving Tigers Magazine, with stories set in the Car Wars universe of Steve Jackson Games, which had a five-issue run. Thanks to his knowledge and love of that game, he was asked to co-author GURPS Autoduel, 2nd edition for Steve Jackson Games.
He took time off from writing when he switched careers and went back to school to become a teacher. But not before he completed a goal of having a humor piece published in MAD Magazine. In 2007, he started the math-based webcomic (x, why?), filled with
the kind of geeky humor that makes his students groan when he includes them in the daily lesson. Christopher still updates the comic with new strips every week on his blog.
After a chance meeting at a launch party in 2014, Christopher was once again bitten by the writing bug and started producing flash fiction. He won several monthly flash fiction contests on the eSpec Books blog, and appeared in their anthology, In a Flash 2016. This led to his own anthology In A Flash 2020.