Short Stories 366:154 — “In Search of Stars,” by Matthew Bright

I adore Matthew Bright, which is likely no secret to anyone around this blog. First off, he's a fantastic editor (Threesome, The Myriad Carnival, Clockwork Cairo, and Gents). Second? He's the talent behind some of my favourite covers, via Inkspiral Design. Third? He's a fantastic author (especially of the fantastical). Last year, he released his … Continue reading Short Stories 366:154 — “In Search of Stars,” by Matthew Bright

Short Stories 366:153 — “September Song,” by Raymond Luczak

Happy Pride Month! As is likely clear by now, I have an anthology and collection purchasing problem. I adore short fiction (again, super clear by now) and especially I love finding new voices by reading queer anthologies, and as such there are more than a few queer anthologies and collections on my shelf that I'm … Continue reading Short Stories 366:153 — “September Song,” by Raymond Luczak

Short Stories 366:122 — “Antonia and Cleopatra,” by Matthew Bright

As of today, I'm a third of the way through my Short Stories 366 project! Huzzah for short fiction! I admit that I'm psyched, and I know I've said it over and over again, but I love short fiction and it's been grand thus far. Now onward. Speaking of "over and over again," one of … Continue reading Short Stories 366:122 — “Antonia and Cleopatra,” by Matthew Bright

Short Stories 366:98 — “The Concubine’s Heart,” by Matthew Bright

The notion of being sealed up in a tomb, buried alive as part of the funeral of a powerful person, is rarely done as well as it's done here. That Matthew Bright also adds a steampunk lens, puts the tomb in question in space, and places it all on an empress-and-her-concubines world building foundation is … Continue reading Short Stories 366:98 — “The Concubine’s Heart,” by Matthew Bright

Short Stories 366:72 — “Croak Toad,” by Matthew Bright

Have you ever read a story that was just so freaking clever a notion that you felt something close to a burning jealousy for never having had the idea yourself in the first place? Well, allow me to introduce you to Matthew Bright's "Croak Toad," a short story that turns The Wind in the Willows … Continue reading Short Stories 366:72 — “Croak Toad,” by Matthew Bright

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Six — “You Ride the Bus,” by Jeffrey Ricker

The Best Things in Life Are Free One of the things I do love about authors who write short fiction (and who have books I can purchase) is how often they've got a free story or two floating around so you can read them and fall in love with their words. Now, pointing you towards … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Six — “You Ride the Bus,” by Jeffrey Ricker