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

Short Stories 366:286 — “A Match Made for Thanksgiving,” by Jackie Lau

I realize this is the middle of horror month, but allow me a brief departure for Canadian Thanksgiving. And by "brief departure" I mean "fun and sexy novella from Jackie Lau." "A Match Made for Thanksgiving" kicks off Lau's holiday-themed quartet about the children in a single family, and the matchmaking parents and grandparents who … Continue reading Short Stories 366:286 — “A Match Made for Thanksgiving,” by Jackie Lau

Short Stories 366:278 — “Carmilla,” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

First off, before I begin, I should point out I read this years and years ago, and barely remembered it, and so when I saw Audible had done a performance version, I nabbed it. Performed by Rose Leslie, Phoebe Fox, and David Tennant and many others, it was delightfully done and dramatized in a way … Continue reading Short Stories 366:278 — “Carmilla,” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Short Stories 366:274 — “The Final Decree,” by Jeffrey Ricker

By now, it's likely you know I adore Jeffrey Ricker (see: Detours, The Unwanted, my never-ending-suggestion-that-I'd-like-a-sequel-to-The Unwanted) but it's maybe less known how much I like me a good pew-pew-pew sci-fi story (okay, maybe that isn't less known, it's just less often I get to read them). Jeffrey Ricker doing a queer sci-fi with cranky/grumpy … Continue reading Short Stories 366:274 — “The Final Decree,” by Jeffrey Ricker

Short Stories 366:253 — “Mate Abduction,” by Eve Langlais

I mentioned last week how I'd had a migraine a couple of weeks ago, so I avoided screens and dove into romance novellas as a recovery activity, and "Mate Abduction" was the next in said recovery plan, and it fit the bill to a tee. Eve Langlais (who is the mastermind behind Romancing the Capital) … Continue reading Short Stories 366:253 — “Mate Abduction,” by Eve Langlais

Short Stories 366:246 — “Chance of a Lifetime,” by Susan Hayes

Last week, at the worst possible time (I was on a live panel) I got smacked with a migraine. I'd had one the day before, as well, and had medicated it into oblivion, but sometimes when you do that, they sort of come racing back (it's called a "bounceback migraine" I believe) and it raced … Continue reading Short Stories 366:246 — “Chance of a Lifetime,” by Susan Hayes