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 366:122 — “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-Four — Nothing Without Us, edited by Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson

Gimme I've almost always got an anthology or two on the horizon I'm looking forward to, so narrowing it down to one today was rough. But! Recently, there was a successful kickstarter for Nothing Without Us and I freaking can't wait for this anthology. Edited by Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson, it's the kind of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Four — Nothing Without Us, edited by Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson