Saving the Best for Last Despite headaches and grey skies (and the way the latter causes the former), I made it through the whole month of chatting about short fiction relatively unscathed. Today, I'm gonna round it up with a trio of anthology recommendations on a theme that I really loved. Bending the Landscape. There … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Thirty-One — The Bending the Landscape Anthologies
Queer Power When I was thinking of prompt ideas for the month, I wanted to include a day where I could ask for recommendations flat-out. Mostly, this was done completely selfishly because I really, really want to ask y'all for short stories with queer superheroes. Yeah, I know that's really specific. I can think of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Thirty — Give me your Queer Superheroes, Please.
Bittersweet When I first started writing short stories, I had (earned) a reputation for writing "bittersweet" stories, to the point where when I was asked to submit a story for an anthology a few stories after my debut, the editor in question added, as an aside, "maybe something funny or upbeat this time?" Eep. I … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Nine — “The Happy Prince,” by Oscar Wilde
Destroy, Destroy! I have a habit of backing kickstarters and fundraisers for anthologies and then being excited when the anthologies show up and then reading the first story and then... Okay, so I have dozens of anthologies from which I've only read the first story or two, okay? I specifically set myself a task of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Eight — The “Destroy” issues…
Not As Short, But Oh So Sweet Ah, novellas! I love me novellas. And this one? A Little Queermas Carol is adorable. It's not the kind of thing I expected to say about a Queer Leather Little retelling of A Christmas Carol, but then again, having been lucky enough to meet Sassafras Lowrey a few times at the Saints and … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Seven — “A Little Queermas Carol,” by Sassafras Lowrey
The Best Things in Life Are Free One of the things I do love about authors who write short fiction (and who have books I can purchase) is how often they've got a free story or two floating around so you can read them and fall in love with their words. Now, pointing you towards … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Six — “You Ride the Bus,” by Jeffrey Ricker