Short Stories 366:51 — “Be Not Afraid,” by Alyssa Cole

Audiobook novellas for the win again today, with Alyssa Cole's "Be Not Afraid" (which you can get in a bundle of four novellas from Audible, by the way). This is another historical, set during the American Civil War, and the meeting between Kate and Elijah is... well, it's something. Elijah has just been on the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:51 — “Be Not Afraid,” by Alyssa Cole

Short Stories 366:44 — “That Could Be Enough,” by Alyssa Cole

Another novella for today's short story on this yearly trip through short fiction, and once again it's both (a) from Alyssa Cole and (b) available in a superbly performed audiobook. So if you're fans of either, get on that. This story was originally released as part Hamilton's Battalion: a Trio of Romances, "That Could Be … Continue reading Short Stories 366:44 — “That Could Be Enough,” by Alyssa Cole

Short Stories 366:37 — “Can’t Escape Love,” by Alyssa Cole

Okay, Alyssa Cole is fast becoming an audiobook go-to. After listening to Duke By Default, I was curious if Portia's nerdy-and-geeky sister Reggie would get a story of her own, and was super-pleased when "Can't Escape Love" showed up on Audible. We all know I love shorter fictions, and I honestly feel like novellas are … Continue reading Short Stories 366:37 — “Can’t Escape Love,” by Alyssa Cole

Short Stories 366:29 — “Empire Star,” by Samuel R. Delany

This brings me to the end of the short(er) fiction in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction and I have to say the journey was fantastic, and the final story, "Empire Star," is just... wow. I mean, it's Samuel R. Delany, so it's not like I thought it wouldn't be amazing, but it's a novella … Continue reading Short Stories 366:29 — “Empire Star,” by Samuel R. Delany

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