I've got seven stories for your reading pleasure this week!
The Modern Witch's Recipe for Enemy Pie by Elizabeth Cobbe is published at Daily Science Fiction.
Fireside Fiction published Diamonds and Pearls by JL George, a 13-minute read.
I Can Be a Hero Too by Carol Scheina is published at Daily Science Fiction.
Another seven wonderful stories are here for your weekly reading enjoyment!
The Sand Dollar by Alyssa Erichsen is published at Lunch Ticket.
Must Sign for Delivery by Jade Walker is published at Smokelong Quarterly.
Daily Science Fiction published Found in Translation by J. Kosakowski.
Apex Magazine published The Ace of Knives by Tonya Liburd, a 14-minute read.
I have seven more stories to share with you this week. Enjoy!
A-B-A by Nicholas T. Brown is a long read at Lunch Ticket.
Lunch Ticket published The Fur of My Insecurities by Ursula Villarreal-Moura, a piece of flash.
I have seven stories to share with you this week.
Our Mortal Undressing by Hamilton Perez is a Rated R 25-minute listen and/or a read at Podcastle.
Take a 23-minute listen or read The Witches of Athens by Lara Elena Donnelly at Cast of Wonders.
Ray Daley's Lost Souls is at Daily Science Fiction.
Under the Veil by Clio Valentza is published at MoonPark Review.
I have a couple different goals with sharing weekly short reads with you.
One is that when you read the things I like to read or want to share, you'll get an idea of what sorts of stories you might expect from me as a writer. I'm submitting flash and short stories (and hopefully can make some announcements soon) and I'm working on my novels (a few are written and are in various revision and submission stages.)
Another goal is to promote underrepresented writers. If you have a story or know of a story written by an author that you want me to read, please send me a link. I will read it. I only post what I like or have some connection to, so there's no guarantee it will be tweeted or posted on my blog. But I'm always open to reading!
This week, I have six stories I read and enjoyed.
Daily Science Fiction published Decoherence is a Lady by Lynne Sargent.
The Selkie's Bride by Angela Teagardner is published at Flash Fiction Magazine.
I've got eight stories for you this week. A few might be limited due to a "number of articles" read. Enjoy!
Lookin' by E. Delores Johnson is a short piece (you might not even need to scroll) at Lunch Ticket.
Cloud Glitches by S. Kay is flash fiction at Lunch Ticket.
Nightlight published The Drunken Tree by Tonya Liburd and is available to read or listen.
The Scent of Laila Thorinson by Jeunne Ji is published at Lunch Ticket.
a little saw by Monique Quintana is published at Lunch Ticket.
I have two books I read in February. I'll admit that I am struggling to read at all and am not making my reading goals.
My writerly read this month was Business Essentials for Writers by Jim Nettles. This book will be helpful for anybody who plans to make a living writing stories and books. It tells you where traditional publishing falls short and where you will need to pick up the slack. It tells you what you need to invest in as a self-published author. It isn't a read-straight-through book, other than to glean what information it has. It is a reference book.
My fun-read this month was The Unbroken by C.L. Clark. I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader e-copy. I haven't quite finished it yet as my fun-reading is slow lately.
I have been reading unpublished work by several writers, and I can't wait until I can put them on my "what I read" posts for you to also enjoy.
I discovered at the writing of this blog that some of the stories I've been promoting have broken links due to one publisher moving to a new hosting platform and improper address forwarding. I have been able to find all the stories simply by web searching the publisher and the story title. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to keep up with my weekly posts and am unable to go back and correct the broken links at this time. If I get some time to clean things up, I will fix this.
Additionally, it appears stories that were not behind a paywall now reside on a paid-hosting. I apologize for this. I'm trying to send people to read stories that are available and don't requiring paying subscription fees to hosting sites. I don't mind sending people to author Patreon's or Publishers since money flows to the author that way.
I hope you are able to access and enjoy this week's selection of stories.
Lunch Ticket published Practical Knowledge by Bill Gaythwaite.
Restless Dreams of Silence by Wendra Chambers at Lunch Ticket.
Notes from My Hong Kong Travel Journal: Sightseeing with a Silver Comb by Priyanka Sacheti is one of Lunch Ticket's shorter reads.
The final story this week is a five-minute read at The Arcanist, Cold Cuts by Rob Francis.
I have six stories and a webcomic in this week's round-up.
Tonya Liburd's 10 Steps to a Whole New You published at Fantasy Magazine is 2400 words.
Every Day Fiction published Hope is a Highway by Sarah Rachel Egelman.
If you enjoy comics, especially online comics, especially animated online comics, then I highly recommend Nwain: The Knight Who Wandered Dream. This is one of my favorite web comics that I've been reading for about five years.
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