Short Stories 366:1 — “Chocolate Milkshake Number 314” by Caroline M. Yoachim

This may be a terrible idea, but a quite a few years ago, back when I have a Livejournal, I decided to blog once a day about a short story. It was called Short Stories 365, and I managed the feat. For a whole year, once a day, a review of a short fiction piece. … Continue reading Short Stories 366:1 — “Chocolate Milkshake Number 314” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Sunday Shorts—Breathe Deep, Breathe Free by Jennifer Marie Brissett

One of the flash fiction stories in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, this one struck hard and quick. The narrative unfolds around an ecological disaster of some sort (it's not entirely clear how it began, but the end result is a "coating" on everything outside, and the creep of the toxin into the air … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Breathe Deep, Breathe Free by Jennifer Marie Brissett

Sunday Shorts—An Offertory to Our Drowned Gods by Teresa Naval

The first of the flash fiction pieces in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, this piece by Teresa Naval did a brilliant little job of characterization and world-building all in one, which is pretty damn sharp for a flash fic. Told partly in flash-back, and partly in the present, this is a world flooded and … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—An Offertory to Our Drowned Gods by Teresa Naval