Short Stories 366:297 — “No Sleep in Bethlehem,” by Matthew Bright

I've kind of hopped around a lot over this year with reviews from Stories to Sing in the Dark, and I'm going to discuss the last story today—the novella length "No Sleep in Bethlehem"—while leaving one more for December, but if nothing else, please by now understand my message throughout the journey in Stories to … Continue reading Short Stories 366:297 — “No Sleep in Bethlehem,” by Matthew Bright

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-One — The Wilde Stories, Transcendent, and Heiresses of Russ series

Simply the Best The first time I picked up a Wilde Stories annual anthology, I was hooked. Also? I added it to my writerly bucket list. I wanted to appear in a collection since I loved them so much. I was lucky enough to have that particular event occur in the 2017 issue with a … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-One — The Wilde Stories, Transcendent, and Heiresses of Russ series

Sunday Shorts — “Das Steingeschöpf” by G.V. Anderson

Found in Wilde Stories 2017, "Das Steingeschöpf" has so many balls in the air, juggled effortlessly, that it's going to be forever bookmarked in my mind for when people ask me "Isn't short fiction limiting?" No. No it is not. Anderson's story handles an alternate world post-WWI historical setting (as WWII is about ready to … Continue reading Sunday Shorts — “Das Steingeschöpf” by G.V. Anderson

Lily

I know I already did my two wee posts about books I've read this year that I think would make great gifts, but the year isn't done, I just finished Lily, and oh my gosh you need to get this into the hands of readers. Especially readers who love, say, Neil Gaiman. Yep, that's what … Continue reading Lily