Short Stories 366:271 — “Don’t Look Down,” by Greg Herren

The last story in Survivor's Guilt and Other Stories, "Don't Look Down," is one I can easily see polarizing readers of Herren's collection. It's atmospheric, with an almost gothic feel to it: a gay reporter who was already heading to Italy as a getaway to try and recover from some of the grief of losing … Continue reading Short Stories 366:271 — “Don’t Look Down,” by Greg Herren

Short Stories 366:270 — “Good With Numbers,” by Heather LaVonne Jensen

One of the awesome things about The Clan Chronicles: Tales from Plexis is how you get to visit supporting characters in the greater Trade Pact universe, and get into their heads. That isn't to say you have to have read Czerneda's wider universe to enjoy the anthology—honestly, most of the stories in this book would … Continue reading Short Stories 366:270 — “Good With Numbers,” by Heather LaVonne Jensen

Short Stories 366:269 — “Canadian Blood Diamonds,” by Kristi Charish

And we're back in the realm of superpowers and Canada with the next story from Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories. And oh-my-gosh this was fun. As opposed to the previous story, which was a bit grittier and grim, this one has the just-shy-of-over-the-top feel of some early comic books, with a super-villainess starting off her … Continue reading Short Stories 366:269 — “Canadian Blood Diamonds,” by Kristi Charish

Short Stories 366:268 — “Elgin,” by Bryan Washington

And here we are at the end of Lot: Stories. Holy flying crap, this collection was amazing. I've mentioned it a few times, but throughout the collection, we return to a single (unnamed) man who begins the collection with his parents running a restaurant and his older brother and sister and himself living together. As … Continue reading Short Stories 366:268 — “Elgin,” by Bryan Washington