Short Stories 366:59 — “Heads of the Colored People,” by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

I went into "Heads of the Colored People" (both the titular story and the collection of the same same) completely blind. I'll often head on over to Overdrive and arrange short story collections or anthologies by most recent and see if there are new things that spark an interest, and that was where I found … Continue reading Short Stories 366:59 — “Heads of the Colored People,” by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Short Stories 366:58 — “Let Us Dream,” by Alyssa Cole

It's probably obvious by now I've completely fallen in love with Alyssa Cole novellas, what with this being the fourth one I've talked about this month, but yeah. I've fallen in love with Alyssa Cole's novellas. Be they contemporary or historical, they're amazing, but the audio historical novella quartet available on Audible is so well … Continue reading Short Stories 366:58 — “Let Us Dream,” by Alyssa Cole

Short Stories 366:57 — “South End: 1955,” by Jewelle Gomez

Every story in The Gilda Stories is just so brilliantly set in its point of time. Gilda, Gomez's vampire who has now been so for just over a hundred years, continues to grow and change, but also to remain so connected in some really key ways. I love that at this point she's got a … Continue reading Short Stories 366:57 — “South End: 1955,” by Jewelle Gomez

Short Stories 366:56 — “The Baboon War,” by Nnedi Okorafor

LeVar Burton Reads is a freaking treasure. When I'm heading out on a long walk with Max, I cue up a story or two, and then off I go. I always enjoy the stories he picks, and quite often end up finding out about new-to-me authors or anthologies I'd somehow missed being released. When the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:56 — “The Baboon War,” by Nnedi Okorafor

Short Stories 366:55 — “Goat,” by James McBride

Oh wow. First off, I love LeVar Burton Reads, mostly as it exposes me to short fiction from genres I'm not likely to pick up. I'm pretty much a reader of queer short fiction and spec-fic or romance (or the wonderful intersections thereof), but I nabbed a subscription to the podcast and I've been happily … Continue reading Short Stories 366:55 — “Goat,” by James McBride

Short Stories 366:54 — “It’s War,” by Nnedi Okorafor

Today's trip through time and place from Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History lands us solidly on a specific date, April 21, 1929, in Aba, Nigeria—the day the Aba's Women's Riots began (it was to protest an exploitative tax the British were trying to introduce after a census). Here, we meet Arro-yo, … Continue reading Short Stories 366:54 — “It’s War,” by Nnedi Okorafor