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New flash fiction for Valentine’s Day

I’ve posted a new bit of flash fiction over on my author site for Valentine’s Day. I collect articles — all writers do — because sometimes there’s information that one can use for a story, but sometimes articles are inspiring in unexpected ways. I saved the article that inspired this story because it was a nice story in itself; I had no idea of ever writing anything that was even remotely related to it. I just liked the story, the true story. And yet…now, years later, the question suddenly popped into my mind from who-knows-where —right before Valentine’s Day, no less — “What if the relationship wasn’t like that? What would hearing that voice mean then?” It would problematic in a whole new way. The story is marginally science fiction simply because voices prompting us to buy things, giving us directions, intruding on our lives, etc hasn’t quite gotten to the point it is in the story….And for the sake of everyone out there who has loved and lost, I hope it doesn’t!   Flash fiction: Her Voice, Everywhere

Happy Valentine’s Day!



Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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