One of the things about listening to the audiobook of Queers Destroy Science Fiction was the overall tone of the collection: quite a few of the stories had a dark cast. This isn't surprising, given the times we're living in, but I have to admit, I stalled out on the collection a few times since … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Rubbing is Racing, by Charles Payseur
Queer Power When I was thinking of prompt ideas for the month, I wanted to include a day where I could ask for recommendations flat-out. Mostly, this was done completely selfishly because I really, really want to ask y'all for short stories with queer superheroes. Yeah, I know that's really specific. I can think of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Thirty — Give me your Queer Superheroes, Please.
If We Took a Holiday First off, you need to know the truth when it comes to superheroes and super-villains: I'm biased. I love superhero stuff. And there's so damn little of it (especially queer stuff) that finding this was like reaching into the holiday stocking and finding a chocolate orange where you thought there was just … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Fifteen — “The Werewolf Before Christmas,” by Charles Payseur
The Ongoing Hunt Finding new short fiction isn't always easy, and it's something I find myself doing in little gluts when I can. Obviously, the easiest is to hit large bookstores with decent anthology selections (which isn't often the case, but), and I listen to a lot of reviews and recommendations when I can (I've … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twelve — Subscriptions, Fave Publishers and Series, and Short Fic Podcasts
Before I forget, a gentle reminder that my interview on WROTE Podcast is still up, so if you're wondering about what it was like to write Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks, a queer YA, given I'm mumble-mumble years old, or how I tried to tackle the "But I don't like short stories!" crowd with my … Continue reading Holiday Reading (and Re-Reading), Part Three
Something a bit different today for Sunday Shorts, in that I'm here to chat about a story I found online, Charles Payseur's "Shoots and Ladders." Click the title right there to go read it. I'll wait right here. Now, I bumped into Charles Payseur via twitter (he's at @ClowderofTwo) and he's a force for good … Continue reading Sunday Shorts — “Shoots and Ladders” by Charles Payseur