#CMCon At The Beach

Literary Escapism has had the awesome opportunity of being one of the featured bloggers for the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. With this distinction, one of our responsibilities is to help showcase the various featured authors that will be appearing at the conventions as well as the convention itself.

I don’t know about you guys, but putting together an endless run of interviews can get dull after awhile. Especially when I’m not the only one doing convention spotlights. I wanted to do something a little different…and I do love mini fiction (case in point – Black Friday and School’s In)…so I started scheming.

I had this idea and I talked with quite of few of the authors, and they were on board!

That idea became a new exclusive mini-fiction event here on LE called At the Beach, which features the #CMCon authors as they take their characters to the beach for some fun in the sun. Whether it’s a fun relaxing trip, the start to some new adventure, or whatever, we’ve seen some pretty fun trips to the beach and I have a feeling there is more fun in the sun to come.

Every year I get fabulous stories from all the participating authors and if you’ve missed any, here they are, all in one place. *grin*

The longest story to date is Ghost on the Beach by Stephen Osborne (2017) at 2,446 words; I wonder who’ll break the record next.


Longest Story: A Dragonlings’ Day at the Beach by S.E. Smith (1,845)
Word Count Range: 435 – 1,845
Averaged Word Count: 969


Longest Story: Ghost on the Beach by Stephen Osborne (2,446)
Word Count Range: 508 – 2,446
Averaged Word Count: 1221

#CMCon18 – Going on Now

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Sandy Escape by April Alieda
At the Beach with Daeglan and Sionnach by Tawdra Kandle
All The Time by BA Tortuga
Sharkula by Lucienne Diver
Angel’s Beach by Amy Lane
Beach Livestream by CS Poe