The story goes that a soldier who'd stayed at the Stanley before and was a fan of the place brought a flag back from war with him and gifted it to the establishment. They framed it and put it up on the wall. A spot has increasingly discolored, revealing a face that seems to be coming out of the flag. When the flag was gifted to them, only the large brown spots were on the right side of the flag, not the faded discoloration.
I've put the larger image of the flag, and then a blown up image of where the discoloration is. Draw your own conclusions.
|The face is in the upper right-hand corner. 2nd red stripe from the top, you can see eyes and part of a nose.|
|Can you make it out better?|
Now for some links.
One Eye Press is accepting a variety of submissions. OEP Singles close for submissions March 1, and will be a series of novellas and short novels released every 3 months. Both Barrels, an anthology series, is open for submissions March 2 - May 11. Pays $25 and a contributor ecopy. Shotgun Honey is open submissions, no specific deadline, and takes 700 word crime flash fiction stories. The Big Adios is a quarterly fiction digest seeking short stories. Submissions window is January 14 - April 14. Pays $.01/word, up to $25. Blight Digest is a new quarterly fiction magazine seeking short stories. Submissions window is February 17 - May 12. $.01/word, $25 maximum. If I didn't list a pay amount, it is not paying at this time (I assume the novellas/short novels are being run on a royalty basis, but didn't see mention of pay on it.)
Sky Warrior Books is interested in your vampire stories for an anthology. No sparkly vampires! Deadline March 15. Pays royalties.
Whitefish Review is seeking submissions for Issue #15 - The Fire Issue. They accept short stories, poetry, photography, or art. Pays $10/printed page, $25 minimum, $50 maximum. Deadline for this issue is March 15.
Southword Journal Online is looking for poems and prose in English and Irish. Deadline March 15th. Pays €30 per poem and €120 per short story.
Mslexia is hosting their 2014 Women's Short Story Competition. Deadline March 17. Short stories on any topic. 1st prize is £2,000. Winning stories will be published in the summer issue.
Kazka Press holds a monthly flash fiction contest, 713 Flash. 500-1000 words. Pays $15/story. March 20 deadline for the theme "The Writing Life."
In an effort to support a fellow blogger who has just undergone cancer surgery, bloggers across the globe are participating in a bookathon of sorts, in which we purchase one (or more) of Roland Yeoman's books. You can find his books from his Amazon Page.
Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp, and L. Diane Wolf are hosting Wormfest March 10-16. They ask you to name one thing that advances mankind, and one thing that will go too far.
Any of these catch your eye? Any news to share? Publication news? Do you see the face in the flag?
May you find your Muse.