Short Stories 366:328 — “Lonesome Charlie Johnstone’s Strange Boon,” by Jason Sharp

More than a couple of the stories in Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories touch on the gold rush, but I think this one, from Jason Sharp, struck me as the one that really took the gold rush and made it intrinsic to the tale. We meet a man, Charlie, who has finally had a bit … Continue reading Short Stories 366:328 — “Lonesome Charlie Johnstone’s Strange Boon,” by Jason Sharp

Short Stories 366:237 — “A Navy SEAL for Christmas,” by Zoe York

We all know I'm a sucker for a winter anthology, and I'm also a sucker for Zoe York, so when I saw Winter Love was available—for free, no less, by signing up to the author newsletters (Go do that! I'll wait!)—and included a Zoe York novella, "A Navy SEAL for Christmas," well, I mean, I'm … Continue reading Short Stories 366:237 — “A Navy SEAL for Christmas,” by Zoe York

Short Stories 366:326 — “Hustle & Bustle,” by Maggie Cummings

I'm back with All I Want for Christmas again this week, with the second of the three women-loving-women holiday romance novellas, and this time it's Maggie Cummings taking us to December in New York and oh, I was there. We meet Hannah Monroe, who is in the city just for a couple of weeks to … Continue reading Short Stories 366:326 — “Hustle & Bustle,” by Maggie Cummings

Short Stories 366:325 — “Sugar and Spice,” by Eli Wray

Okay, this story basically wins the award for adorable awkwardness for the year. Everyone else can go home. Good game, good game. Okay, I jest, but I don't jest, because Mason and Natalie are freaking adorable, and the whole set-up of "Sugar and Spice" is just so holiday-awkward-queer-cute-relatable that I was doing the cringe-swoon thing … Continue reading Short Stories 366:325 — “Sugar and Spice,” by Eli Wray

Short Stories 366:324 — “Driving Home for Christmas,” by Annabelle Jacobs

This story has a solid set-up from the get-go, and doesn't waste time with getting underway. We meet a fellow who spoke up at the wrong time with his on-again, off-again boyfriend who is not great. He proves just how not-great by dumping him at a service station and driving off without him, leaving the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:324 — “Driving Home for Christmas,” by Annabelle Jacobs