Sunday Shorts—A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering

I really struggled with this short story from Women Destroy Science Fiction on a few levels. One is kind of embarrassing, but I've admitted it before, so: I don't do well with squick factor. The narrative of this short story places an artist in a small single-room space-ship on a long journey and there's a … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Six — “You Ride the Bus,” by Jeffrey Ricker

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

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Five — Audio Short Fiction

What Do You Hear In These Sounds? I love audiobooks, which will surprise no one who follows my blog, but it bears repeating. If I spend too much time focusing on something near me (especially back-lit somethings) I get headaches and migraines, so especially when I'm working on a writing project, it can be audiobooks … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Five — Audio Short Fiction

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Four — Nothing Without Us, edited by Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson

Gimme I've almost always got an anthology or two on the horizon I'm looking forward to, so narrowing it down to one today was rough. But! Recently, there was a successful kickstarter for Nothing Without Us and I freaking can't wait for this anthology. Edited by Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson, it's the kind of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Four — Nothing Without Us, edited by Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Three — “Coyote Love,” by Kraig Blackwelder

Gore? Nope. It was fairly easy for me to consider what genre of short story I'd likely consider for the daily theme of something that's not my usual taste: horror. I don't read a lot of horror because—totally willing to admit this—it gets in my head and sticks, often leading to awful nights of bad … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Three — “Coyote Love,” by Kraig Blackwelder