Short Stories 366:181 — “Great Reckonings, Little Rooms,” by Catherine Lundoff

Part of my university education included English Literature and it's safe to say that most of those classes systematically managed to eradicate most of my love of reading of so-called lit-ruh-chur. So you'd think I'd bump into a story centred around Shakespeare and Marlowe would have me sighing and exiting, stage left. But, no, because … Continue reading Short Stories 366:181 — “Great Reckonings, Little Rooms,” by Catherine Lundoff

Sunday Shorts—A Winter’s Tale by Catherine Lundoff

There's just something about winter that lends itself to magic. Fantasies and fables around the coming of the snow are plentiful, and yet I never quite tire of fresh new takes on the notion, and Catherine Lundoff's "A Winter's Tale" found in A Few More Winter Tales is no exception. Here we travel with a … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—A Winter’s Tale by Catherine Lundoff

#ShortStoryMonth Day Eighteen — “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.”

We Have Always Been Here Finding queer historical fiction is... dicey. So often what's written about us isn't written by us, and the reality is history has been collected and watched over by the non-queer, white, Christian lens. So, basically, if there are queer stories? They're so very often about suffering, not joy. Surviving, not … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Eighteen — “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.”

#ShortStoryMonth Day Six — “Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage,” by Seanan McGuire

Is This Just Fantasy..? Okay, so I'm not normally one for sniffle-inducing stories, but "Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage," by Seanan McGuire was a standout in Other Worlds Than These, and (even better) you can read it here. It takes the premise of so many stories of visiting other-worlds (Narnia, Alice, etc.) and plays … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Six — “Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage,” by Seanan McGuire

Sunday Shorts—Treasured Island by Ginn Hale

I've never been a pirate person, but after reading Catherine Lundoff's introduction to Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), I realized a good deal of why: so much of the pirates of fiction (and nonfiction) that I'd been shown were out of my wheelhouse. Handsome, white, straight guys doing their tales of derring-do … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Treasured Island by Ginn Hale