This week was a pretty standard weak, as far as things go. I have seven stories you might enjoy. I was recently reading someone's May SFF short story round-up. She covered a few stories, but there are so many SFF and spec fic stories published each moth that a few for a month seems far too few. She also gave a little summary of each. Some of the stories I post are flash, my summaries would be the legnth of the story. I also often read the stories and then decide when to post them much later. This means that I don't always remember exactly why I decided to put it in the share pile, just that I did. For now, I will continue to share with no context other than it is something I enjoyed. And I tend to write things I enjoy. Therefore, if you like these stories, you might like what I write. And if you like my stories, you might like these.
Going back to 1999, Nature Futures published COMP.BASILISK.FAQ by David Langford.
MoonPark Review published Business as Usual by Gaynor Jones in 2018.
This week is the week of podcasts. If you enjoy listening to stories, this will be a fun week for you!
Escape Artists published the next four stories in 2021.
Smokelong Quarterly published Photographer and Model by Stefani Nellen in 2007.
This week I have seven more short stories for your enjoyment.
Infinite Tiny Lives, Infinitly Small by Shane Halbach was published in April 2021 by Flash Fiction Online.
Listening to it Rain by A.A. McNamara was published by Fireside Fiction in September 2013.
Daily Science Fiction published The Telepath's Reading Material by Malai N Escamilla in April 2021.
Duppy by Bendi Barrett was published by Baffling Magazine in April 2021.
This week I've got seven short stories for you, in case you missed them on Twitter or Facebook. I try to give you different magazines and websites to visit every week. Hopefully you read entire issues when one of these stories sparks your interest.
I'll start with two from Daily Science Fiction. I've never read back through their archives, so you only get a few stories starting in 2020 or so that strike me.
Things Remembered at Thirty Thousand Feet Above Sea Level by Lauren Ring is a story featuring "kaiju + mount everest + alzheimers." Lauren is a member of Cat Rambo's Discord for Writers.
Neon by Marcus Vance.
My Mother's Hand by Dante Luiz is published by Constelación Magazine. I encourage you to go subscribe to the magazine or to their patreon.
This week I have seven stories for you mostly from 2019 and 2021, and a single story from 2012.
Constelación Magazine published The Excruciating Beauty of Ephemera by Keyan Bowes in 2021, and is 939 words.
Economic Principles of the Zombie Apocalypse by Wendy Nikel was published by Daily Science Fiction in 2021.
Joanna West's Final Five Reviews on the Day of the Apocalypse by Kelly Sandoval was published by Orion's Belt in 2021.
Translunar Travelers Lounge published Dear Sir, by Kaolin Fire in 2019.
Earl Grey by Jae Steinbacher was published by Baffling Magazine in 2021.
This week I have seven stories published since 2013 and another personal essay.
Skinned Knees by R.D. Sullivan was published at Fireside Fiction in October 2013.
Kaleidoscope by Silvia Morena-Garcia was published by Constelación Magazine, available on their website in April 2021, 912 words.
Daily Science Fiction published The Shepherd by Lynne Lumsden Green.
In 2019, Elsa Sjunneson wrote a personal essay, Rubella gave me a disability. This is my message to anti-vaxxers at CNN, regarding vaccines and her disability. Vaccination is always important. In the current situation of covid-19 and the push to vaccinate, this essay is even more important.
Normally I only post short fiction in this round-up, but there are two essays I read or re-read this week that I am posting along with the fiction. I've placed them after the seven short fiction pieces.
Brightly, Undiminished by Sarah Grey was published in March by Lightspeed Magazine.
Read or listen to Keeping House by Sarah Day at Pseudopod, also from March.
Bite by KC Shaw is published at Daily Science Fiction.
The final entry to this week's round-up is a youtube video where you can listen to Cat Rambo read from her essay on Mentors, Mentees, and Mentorship in the Pocket Workshop from Hydra House. This will be of most interest to speculative fiction writers.
I have six stories for you this week ranging in publication from 2003 to 2021.
Downstairs, Upstairs by Melissa Mead was published in 2013 by Fireside Fiction.
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.