#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Eight — The “Destroy” issues…

Destroy, Destroy! I have a habit of backing kickstarters and fundraisers for anthologies and then being excited when the anthologies show up and then reading the first story and then... Okay, so I have dozens of anthologies from which I've only read the first story or two, okay? I specifically set myself a task of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Eight — The “Destroy” issues…

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twelve — Subscriptions, Fave Publishers and Series, and Short Fic Podcasts

The Ongoing Hunt Finding new short fiction isn't always easy, and it's something I find myself doing in little gluts when I can. Obviously, the easiest is to hit large bookstores with decent anthology selections (which isn't often the case, but), and I listen to a lot of reviews and recommendations when I can (I've … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twelve — Subscriptions, Fave Publishers and Series, and Short Fic Podcasts

#ShortStoryMonth Day Eight — “Derek and Angus,” by Jeff Mann

See What's Become of Me... If you read my blog at all, you'll likely have heard me wax poetic about Derek Maclaine, Jeff Mann's 1700's Scottish Vampire (who is now residing in Appalachia in the present day) already. When Desire and Devour came out, I was so excited to have all my Derek stories in … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Eight — “Derek and Angus,” by Jeff Mann

Sunday Shorts—Plant Children, by Jessica Yang

Qiyan sort of immediately jumped into my heart as I started this story, by sleeping in, being a bit of a mess, and missing her appointment with her Senior Thesis Advisor. I had empathy from the get-go, and her amusing back-and-forth with her roommate over both their living situation and Qiyan's really, really due thesis … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Plant Children, by Jessica Yang