Short Stories 366:323 — “Queer Esther, Unmasked,” by Hallie Alexander

Okay, I loved this story pretty much from the get-go. Found in Love All Year: A Holidays Anthology, this story drops us into 1890, just before a Purim spiel, and gives us Frieda, who has just recently broken it off with a fiancé who was a cheating jerk. She's squinting her way through an awful … Continue reading Short Stories 366:323 — “Queer Esther, Unmasked,” by Hallie Alexander

Short Stories 366:322 — “Roger That, Team Rusty,” by Eytan Bernstein

Okay, if you don't think it's possible for a superhero short story to be adorable but also affecting and, at the same time, really cute, then may I point you in the direction of Powered Up! An Earth Prime Anthology and Eytan Bernstein's story about Kid Robot? Because... Aww! Seriously. This is so adorable. Taking … Continue reading Short Stories 366:322 — “Roger That, Team Rusty,” by Eytan Bernstein

Short Stories 366:321 — “A Bunny Hug for Karl,” by Mike Remar

This story, found in Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, is more like a glimpse into a character origin than a narrative, but I am here for that kind of story, and also, it pokes more-than-a-little-bit of fun at the Superman/Lex Luthor dynamic, so, y'know, bonus points. Set in the fields of Saskatchewan, the Karl of … Continue reading Short Stories 366:321 — “A Bunny Hug for Karl,” by Mike Remar

Short Stories 366:320 — “Untangling Tristan,” by Geoffrey Knight

So, hey, if you're in the mood for a sizzling, short, Christmas-themed erotica story, today's story is totally going to fit the bill. In "Untangling Tristan" we meet said Tristan while he's dashing through the snow (well, slush and ice) trying to get home while calling an electrician while also trying to make sure he's … Continue reading Short Stories 366:320 — “Untangling Tristan,” by Geoffrey Knight

Short Stories 366:319 — “Triple Dog Dare,” by Georgia Beers

Before I begin, I feel like I need to underscore how this trio of novellas was one of the most singularly best timed reading experiences of my life. Ottawa had been dumped on with snow and ice and I was not ready for that (even though it's November and I should be). Also, the news … Continue reading Short Stories 366:319 — “Triple Dog Dare,” by Georgia Beers

Short Stories 366:318 — “She’s So Lovely,” by Suleikha Snyder

Okay, this story closes Prem Numbers and I don't even know how to explain how freaking hot and wonderful "She's So Lovely" was at closing out the collection with... okay, I was about to say "a bang" and then I wanted to think better of it but holy flying crap this story. Ahem. Okay, anyway. … Continue reading Short Stories 366:318 — “She’s So Lovely,” by Suleikha Snyder