#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.”

#ShortStoryMonth Day Seventeen — “Basketball Fever,” by Maureen Brady

And the Winner Is... One of my favourite things to come out of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival is the yearly fiction competition anthology. Born from the Short Fiction contest, the New Fiction from the Festival anthologies run the range of LGBT characters and cross all manner of genres with the loose theme of "saint" … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Seventeen — “Basketball Fever,” by Maureen Brady