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Welcome to chasing fireflies!

chasing fireflies is a site devoted to the art of fantasy and science fiction. Here you will find resources for new writers as well as original stories and poetry by author Anne Winchell.

Recent News

"K-Pop and Visual Literacy: Engaging Students by Interpreting Korean Music Videos" has been accepted by the National Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association to be presented in March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

"Video Games as a New Form of Interactive Literature" was published in Syllabus Journal, a peer-reviewed online journal available at! The issue went live on January 30th, 2015.

"Not Pregnant at Mercy Hospital" was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association 2014 Writing Contest in the Adult Short Topic category.

"The Creatives" was published at The Story Shack on September 23rd, 2013! Check it out!

A complete story has been published under Stories & Poetry entitled "Sarat Station Avalanche." Enjoy!

A Brief Tour of the Site

Check out the Writer Resources for a good list of science fiction and fantasy magazines as well as descriptions of each. You will also find several good writing prompts to help get those writing juices flowing and prevent writer's block.

Satori is a section added for students of my Channeling Your Muse creative writing course.

Under Stories & Poetry, you'll find original short stories and poetry by Anne Winchell. New stories and poetry will be added regularly. At the moment, there are three short stories, and a collection of haiku inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien and the Hobbit.

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One thought on “Welcome to chasing fireflies!”

  1. *bookmarked*
    Glad that now you’re sharing your passion for literature online! Hope to see more soon <3

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