Short Stories 366:283 — “Nothing to Worry About,” by Matthew Bright

Some horror stories sneak up on you. They sort of settle in a few steps behind, whistling while you're reading, and it's only as you keep going that you realize they're whistling just slightly out of tune, and it's a creepy kids rhyme they're whistling, and then before you know it you turn around and … Continue reading Short Stories 366:283 — “Nothing to Worry About,” by Matthew Bright

Short Stories 366:282 — “Seb and Duncan and the Sirens,” by Alex Jeffers

You've often heard me rail and gnash my teeth around how poorly gay-for-you/out-for-you is done in romance, and how when it's done well, it can be handled so well, with interior thoughts that admit to leanings (however slight) in a pan-, bi-, or demisexual way. Well, it turns out this freaking disturbing story from Alex … Continue reading Short Stories 366:282 — “Seb and Duncan and the Sirens,” by Alex Jeffers

Short Stories 366:281 — “Names,” by Jennifer Lee Rossman

One of the things about Nothing Without Us that is a real delight is how the tales sharing a constant of disability means the range and breadth of what genre and style of storytelling is left completely wide open. Take, as a great example, the super-freaking-creepy "Names," by Jennifer Lee Rossman, wherein Beck, Rossman's autistic … Continue reading Short Stories 366:281 — “Names,” by Jennifer Lee Rossman

Short Stories 366:280 — “Sugardaddy,” by Craig Laurance Gidney

For those of you who've been following this project, you may have noticed I discussed pretty much every story from Skin Deep Magic: Short Fiction back over Pride Month and the weeks after, and might wonder why this single story is here in October. Well, not to put too find a point on it, but … Continue reading Short Stories 366:280 — “Sugardaddy,” by Craig Laurance Gidney

Short Stories 366:279 — “Exactly What You Need,” by Brandon Crilly

One of the best parts about being surrounded by so many wonderful authors through Can*Con every year is finding out how many of those wonderful authors are writers of short fiction (spoiler: I dare say most of them), which lets me track down their stuff and enjoy. In this particular case, all I knew about … Continue reading Short Stories 366:279 — “Exactly What You Need,” by Brandon Crilly

Short Stories 366:278 — “Carmilla,” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

First off, before I begin, I should point out I read this years and years ago, and barely remembered it, and so when I saw Audible had done a performance version, I nabbed it. Performed by Rose Leslie, Phoebe Fox, and David Tennant and many others, it was delightfully done and dramatized in a way … Continue reading Short Stories 366:278 — “Carmilla,” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu