January Flash Fiction Draw — “A Fairy Tale for the Little Acorn.”

Good morning! Today is the second Monday of January, which means today is the deadline for the Flash Fiction Draw challenge that Jeffrey Ricker drew a week ago. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can catch up here, but the short version is he used a deck of cards to randomly … Continue reading January Flash Fiction Draw — “A Fairy Tale for the Little Acorn.”

Short Stories 366:121 — “Foie Gras,” by Charles Payseur

I think I've championed the joy that is a Charles Payseur short story on this story-a-day journey twice times thus far, and talked about his stories a couple of times during my Sunday Shorts regular posts, and also during the holidays I've talked up his supremely enjoyable holiday super-villain stories. There's a reason for that: … Continue reading Short Stories 366:121 — “Foie Gras,” by Charles Payseur

Short Stories 366:90 — “This Will Not Happen To You,” by Melissa Lingen

This very short piece packs one heck of a punch. It's a single character voice, speaking out to the reader (as "you"), and there's a kind of low-level fury throughout that I frankly loved. Basically, this is one person explaining what happened to them, but it's framed throughout as a "but don't worry, it could … Continue reading Short Stories 366:90 — “This Will Not Happen To You,” by Melissa Lingen

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