#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 Nine — “That Door is a Mischief,” by Alex Jeffers

Through the Door I love connected short fiction. I love Alex Jeffers' talent and skill and sheer artistry with short fiction. I love one of his characters I bumped into, I think, in Icarus magazine way back in the day: Liam, the fairy raised by gay dads who found him. All this came into a … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Nine — “That Door is a Mischief,” by Alex Jeffers

#ShortStoryMonth Day Eight — “Derek and Angus,” by Jeff Mann

See What's Become of Me... If you read my blog at all, you'll likely have heard me wax poetic about Derek Maclaine, Jeff Mann's 1700's Scottish Vampire (who is now residing in Appalachia in the present day) already. When Desire and Devour came out, I was so excited to have all my Derek stories in … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Eight — “Derek and Angus,” by Jeff Mann

#ShortStoryMonth Day Two — Lava Falls, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Collections You've Loved Okay, confession time: it took me a really, really long time to remember the difference between a collection and an anthology. Collections are single-author volumes of short fiction, and anthologies are multi-author volumes of short fiction. This means my "Single author short story collections" above there is redundant, but whatever, I have … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Two — Lava Falls, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Sunday Shorts – “Equality,” edited by Paul Alan Fahey

One of the nice things about being in a collection or an anthology is the ability to discuss the other pieces in the book, and to rub elbows—if in a nonliteral but literary way—with authors both known and unknown to me. Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? is a collection … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – “Equality,” edited by Paul Alan Fahey