Short Stories 366:11 — “Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure,” by Courtney Milan

Every now and then you bump into a novella that collides with you at just the right moment for it to be read. I read this one last year, during some pretty frustrating times with organizations devoted to romance who seemed to be going out of their way to actively make many of us feel … Continue reading Short Stories 366:11 — “Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure,” by Courtney Milan

Short Stories 366:4 — “The Pursuit of…” by Courtney Milan

The first of (likely many) novellas during this project to talk about short(er) fictions every day, The Pursuit of... by Courtney Milan does something pretty damn amazing: it juggles really heavy, really depressing realities of history alongside two incredibly engaging characters and ends up telling a really delightful, funny, and uplifting story. Full disclosure: I've … Continue reading Short Stories 366:4 — “The Pursuit of…” by Courtney Milan

Sunday Shorts—Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Ohmigosh I really enjoyed this. First, I want to talk format. This Sunday Shorts series lets me take a moment to focus on shorter fictions, be it short stories, novelettes, short plays, or novellas, and this book was a perfect reminder why I wanted to take time every week to focus on those formats. I … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole