Short Stories 366:184 — “The Blood is the Life,” by Jess Faraday

When we last left Simon Pearce, our hero the gay constable in the late 1800's, he'd gone back to London, leaving an amazing opportunity—well, two of them, really—behind, thanks to his own temper and jealous nature. I'm not going to lie, I gave Shadow of Justice a good long glare for a moment, as I … Continue reading Short Stories 366:184 — “The Blood is the Life,” by Jess Faraday

Short Stories 366:183 — “Knit One, Purl Two,” by Carolyn Charron

I love tales that juggle tones. Or, I suppose in keeping with the narrative I'm going to discuss, I should say knitting tones. In "Knit One, Purl Two," we meet Maggie, a woman who knits as therapy (arthritis), has a keen wit, is mourning a major loss, and has just realized the fellow she rented … Continue reading Short Stories 366:183 — “Knit One, Purl Two,” by Carolyn Charron

Short Stories 366:182 — “Né Łe!” by Darcie Little Badger

Ahhh! Puppies in space! Huskies in space! Okay, sorry. First, it's one husky (and a lot of little dogs, too). And second, that's technically not what the story is about, but I mean, come on. Ahem. Sorry again. Found in Love Beyond Body, Space, & Time, "Né Łe!" by Darcie Little Badger, is flipping adorable … Continue reading Short Stories 366:182 — “Né Łe!” by Darcie Little Badger

Short Stories 366:181 — “Great Reckonings, Little Rooms,” by Catherine Lundoff

Part of my university education included English Literature and it's safe to say that most of those classes systematically managed to eradicate most of my love of reading of so-called lit-ruh-chur. So you'd think I'd bump into a story centred around Shakespeare and Marlowe would have me sighing and exiting, stage left. But, no, because … Continue reading Short Stories 366:181 — “Great Reckonings, Little Rooms,” by Catherine Lundoff