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

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-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 Thirteen — “Evil Eye,” by Madhuri Shekar

Shuddering It will surprise no one that Mr. Loves His Happy Endings and Will Fight You For Them isn't a huge fan of horror. I struggle with the hopelessness that threads its way through so many horror narratives (don't even get me started on Zombies), but I do enjoy some horror when there's that dash … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Thirteen — “Evil Eye,” by Madhuri Shekar

Sunday Shorts—Each to Each, by Seanan McGuire

My audiobook of Women Destroy Science Fiction opens with this powerful story, which doesn't pull any punches: colonialism, classism, transphobia, sexism... all covered brilliantly and beautifully with world-building and character, and spun into one of the best sorts of science fiction out there: one that tells an amazing tale even as speaks to a few … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Each to Each, by Seanan McGuire

Sunday Shorts—Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Ohmigosh I really enjoyed this. First, I want to talk format. This Sunday Shorts series lets me take a moment to focus on shorter fictions, be it short stories, novelettes, short plays, or novellas, and this book was a perfect reminder why I wanted to take time every week to focus on those formats. I … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole