Short Stories 366:48 — “Graham Greene,” by Percival Everett

Another short fiction piece (and author) I stumbled across thanks to LeVar Burton Reads (if you're not checking out that podcast, you should), "Graham Greene" is a story found in Everett's collection Half an Inch of Water. Listening to LeVar Burton read this story was a complete treasure in more ways than one: I was … Continue reading Short Stories 366:48 — “Graham Greene,” by Percival Everett

Short Stories 366:45 — “The Storm Painter,” by Ayodele Olofintuade

I love fabulism, and I love stories set outside of the range of the North America I tend to see on the bookshelves locally, and I love finding new-to-me authors, so "The Storm Painter," by Ayodele Olofintuade was a hat trick thanks to the Strange Horizons Podcast. We start at an art exhibition, where the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:45 — “The Storm Painter,” by Ayodele Olofintuade

Short Stories 366:44 — “That Could Be Enough,” by Alyssa Cole

Another novella for today's short story on this yearly trip through short fiction, and once again it's both (a) from Alyssa Cole and (b) available in a superbly performed audiobook. So if you're fans of either, get on that. This story was originally released as part Hamilton's Battalion: a Trio of Romances, "That Could Be … Continue reading Short Stories 366:44 — “That Could Be Enough,” by Alyssa Cole

Short Stories 366:41 — “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Oh wow, this was so good, folks. A story I found through LeVar Burton Reads (you should also check that out, by the way), Lesley Nneka Arimah's "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky" has so many balls up in the air for one story it's incredible, and she doesn't drop a … Continue reading Short Stories 366:41 — “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:37 — “Can’t Escape Love,” by Alyssa Cole

Okay, Alyssa Cole is fast becoming an audiobook go-to. After listening to Duke By Default, I was curious if Portia's nerdy-and-geeky sister Reggie would get a story of her own, and was super-pleased when "Can't Escape Love" showed up on Audible. We all know I love shorter fictions, and I honestly feel like novellas are … Continue reading Short Stories 366:37 — “Can’t Escape Love,” by Alyssa Cole

Sunday Shorts—Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe

I listened to this story, from Women Destroy Science Fiction, as an audio while walking the dog and doing a few chores, and found myself considering PTSD, the notions of how we use tools—and people as tools—to get what we want, and how even when we're trying to do a greater good, organizations or countries … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe