Short Stories 366:65 — “Off-Broadway: 1971,” by Jewelle Gomez

I know it's probably cheating to go through The Gilda Stories as short fictions (in my defence, my introduction to Gilda was through a Gilda short story in New Orleans at Saints & Sinners Literary Festival), but the leaps through time and the interconnectedness of the story-chapters is so damn appealing and whatever, my short … Continue reading Short Stories 366:65 — “Off-Broadway: 1971,” by Jewelle Gomez

Short Stories 366:57 — “South End: 1955,” by Jewelle Gomez

Every story in The Gilda Stories is just so brilliantly set in its point of time. Gilda, Gomez's vampire who has now been so for just over a hundred years, continues to grow and change, but also to remain so connected in some really key ways. I love that at this point she's got a … Continue reading Short Stories 366:57 — “South End: 1955,” by Jewelle Gomez

Short Stories 366:50 — “Rosebud Missouri: 1921,” by Jewelle Gomez

Every story about Gilda I read just draws me further and further in. That we're circling into more "modern" times with this piece really starts to bring attention the unique point of view she has, and the empathy Gilda displays in this particular story was phenomenal. Basically, if you've never read The Gilda Stories, consider … Continue reading Short Stories 366:50 — “Rosebud Missouri: 1921,” by Jewelle Gomez

Short Stories 366:43 — “Yerba Buena: 1890,” by Jewelle Gomez

I don't think I could pin down my favourite thing about The Gilda Stories as a singular point, but I can say the way the stories—and the worldbuilding and Gomez's takes on vampiric lore—unfold is a huge part of it. This is the second Gilda story, and she has been of her kind for forty … Continue reading Short Stories 366:43 — “Yerba Buena: 1890,” by Jewelle Gomez

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