#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Two — Side Character Short Fiction Requests

Gimme This is a bit different today, in that I don't have short fiction to recommend, but rather short fiction I'd love to read that (as far as I know) doesn't exist. Side characters or secondary characters or just supportive folk that appear in a story that I wish I could read more about always … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Two — Side Character Short Fiction Requests

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-One — The Wilde Stories, Transcendent, and Heiresses of Russ series

Simply the Best The first time I picked up a Wilde Stories annual anthology, I was hooked. Also? I added it to my writerly bucket list. I wanted to appear in a collection since I loved them so much. I was lucky enough to have that particular event occur in the 2017 issue with a … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-One — The Wilde Stories, Transcendent, and Heiresses of Russ series

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty — “The Library of Lost Things,” by Matthew Bright

Another Volume I have so many authors I love who revisit characters on the regular, or settings on the regular, that I'm spoiled for riches, really. And though I always want more, I decided to take today's prompt from the point of view of a story that—to my knowledge at least—is singular. So! "The Library … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty — “The Library of Lost Things,” by Matthew Bright

#ShortStoryMonth Day Nineteen — “SCREAMING, CRYING, ALONE, AND AFRAID,” by Daliso Chaponda

Turning a Theme Sideways This Is How You Die is an anthology with a single unifying theme: machines made available around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances—just a single word or phrase. Oh man … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Nineteen — “SCREAMING, CRYING, ALONE, AND AFRAID,” by Daliso Chaponda

#ShortStoryMonth Day Eighteen — “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.”

We Have Always Been Here Finding queer historical fiction is... dicey. So often what's written about us isn't written by us, and the reality is history has been collected and watched over by the non-queer, white, Christian lens. So, basically, if there are queer stories? They're so very often about suffering, not joy. Surviving, not … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Eighteen — “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.”