Short Stories 366:51 — “Be Not Afraid,” by Alyssa Cole

Audiobook novellas for the win again today, with Alyssa Cole's "Be Not Afraid" (which you can get in a bundle of four novellas from Audible, by the way). This is another historical, set during the American Civil War, and the meeting between Kate and Elijah is... well, it's something. Elijah has just been on the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:51 — “Be Not Afraid,” by Alyssa Cole

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 366:46 — “Red Dirt Witch,” by N.K. Jemisin

Okay, before I say anything else, I'm going to mention again how freaking well the stories are performed for this audiobook. How Long 'Til Black Future Month? is fast becoming a source for new audio performers to follow like mad, and I love it when that happens—it leads to finding new authors to enjoy. The … Continue reading Short Stories 366:46 — “Red Dirt Witch,” by N.K. Jemisin

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 366:41 — “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 366:39 — “The City Born Great,” by N.K. Jemisin

Sometimes, you bump into an audiobook that's performed so well you have to hit pause to check out who the performer is so you can check out the other books they've performed. In the case of How Long 'Til Black Future Month?, that turns out to be four different performers—but in the case of this … Continue reading Short Stories 366:39 — “The City Born Great,” by N.K. Jemisin