Short Stories 366:149 — “Glory,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

The idea of someone "cursed" or shrouded in bad luck is brought rather delightfully to life here in this latest story from Lesley Nneka Arimah's What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, and I have to say despite her being prickly and borderline cruel and careless, I was rooting for Glory from … Continue reading Short Stories 366:149 — “Glory,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:142 — “Buchi’s Girls,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

I'm pretty sure now that What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky is trying to break my heart, one story at a time. It's doing so incredibly skillfully, and with stories about people—usually mothers-and-daughters—in terrible situations finding a way to eke out a sliver of hope or dignity, but it's still breaking … Continue reading Short Stories 366:142 — “Buchi’s Girls,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:135 — “Who Will Greet You at Home,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Sometimes you bump into a short fiction piece that is just so freaking incredible you lean back once you're done and just sit. You let the words settle and just feel it all in your head and think, 'Well, good game, good game. Everyone else can go home now.' Such was my experience with "Who … Continue reading Short Stories 366:135 — “Who Will Greet You at Home,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:128 — “Windfall,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Holy flying crap this story. Okay, first off, major content warnings for, well, all sorts of things: familial abuse, under-age sex and statutory rape, injury, miscarriage... it's a lot. Like most of What It Means when a Man Falls from the Sky, the core upon which this story is built is a familial relationship between … Continue reading Short Stories 366:128 — “Windfall,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:125 — From a Certain Point of View, edited by Elizabeth Schaefer

It's May the 4th, so, okay. Yeah. I'm going to do a cheesy thing and talk about Star Wars short stories. Now, normally on Short Stories 366 I talk about one story a day, but it's May the 4th, and it's not like Star Wars needs my help boosting attention to it. Also, this anthology … Continue reading Short Stories 366:125 — From a Certain Point of View, edited by Elizabeth Schaefer

Short Stories 366:116 — “Second Chances,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

The tales in What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky cross through a few different genres throughout the collection, but "Second Chances" landed in my favourite place: somewhere between spec fic and contemporary. Here we meet a woman at a perfectly benign moment in her life: she calls her father to come … Continue reading Short Stories 366:116 — “Second Chances,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah