Short Stories 366:12 — “Diyu,” by Robert William Iveniuk

Is it wrong to admit I was pleasantly surprised to see Canada as a setting, even though I knew which particular slice of awful history I was about to see? "Diyu" is the perfect example of what to expect from Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, in that the stories are set … Continue reading Short Stories 366:12 — “Diyu,” by Robert William Iveniuk

Short Stories 366:5 — “Marigolds,” by L.S. Johnson

Leading up to the flour war in France in 1775, "Marigolds" by L.S. Johnson was a wonderful mix of the historical and speculative, which is exactly the premise of the anthology in which it is found, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. Here we meet Claire, a woman working in a brothel … Continue reading Short Stories 366:5 — “Marigolds,” by L.S. Johnson

#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.”

Sunday Shorts – “The Witch of Tarup,” by Claire Humphrey

I could probably write a massive post on my thoughts about the Hugo Awards and the end result of the whole sad/rabid puppy thing, but - as is often the case - Chuck Wendig does a brilliant job and has way more insider insight, and, well... yeah. Go read that. As a vague after-the-fact amusement, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – “The Witch of Tarup,” by Claire Humphrey