We're getting into the spooky season and I started early. Please enjoy theese 17 stories. Not all are horror and there are fewer than normal because I am on an unexpected social media hiatus. I planned one for mid-October but sometimes life demands things on a different time scale.
HOAX published A Panther in Every Pantry, a Lion in Every Living Room by Andrew Kozma as a reprint from 2016.
Tilly's Dolls by Sarah Jackson was published by 96th of October in September.
Balancing the Scales by Cislyn Smith was published by ZNB Presents in September.
All the Boys in the Sea by Marie Croke was published by Fireside Fiction in August.
The Sleep Cure by Alice Gauntley was published by The Dread Machine in September.
This Shattered Vessel, Which Holds Only Grief by Izzy Wasserstein was published by Apex Magazine in 2021.
These are supposed to post on the first Monday of the month, but yesterday was a Holiday in the US and I really wanted to work on my current project instead of blog. First Tuesday of the month after a US Holiday is going to be good this time.
I've got twenty-one (21) stories for you from the month of August.
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The Earthquakes are Coming by Ai Jiang was published by The Puritan Magazine in August.
The Sun and the Sweet, Black Earth by Sarah Jackson published by Lavendar Bones in August.
Fireside Fiction is coming to a close soon and Daily Science Fiction is going on an extended or permanent break. Both used to send my stories into my inbox. I visit many speculative fiction magazines, but few send stories in their newsletters regularly. They tend to pick favorites (much like I do in my newsletter). Send me your favorite magazines, especially if they have email newsletters with their stories.
I suggested lots of fiction during July. Most of it has been published this year, but every so often I dipped back a year or few. Here are the 21 stories I thought you might enjoy because I did.
The Coffe Cup Song by Cat Rambo published at Kittywumpus.
The Sunday Morning Transport published The Daily Commute by Sarah Gailey in July.
I took a break from posting short fiction for all of May and a portion of June. However, a discussion about readership spiking with random tweets of stories motivated me to start up again. I am tweeting and posting on Facebook a suggested short fiction for readers each weekday. My round-ups on the blog will be monthly for a bit. (And I promise newsletters will return this month!)
Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for the daily story post, sign up for my newsletter for highlights, or join me here the first Monday of next month for all the stories I suggest in July. Happy reading!
Apparently I only suggested three stories last week. Which is a huge oops because I have a ton to suggest. Here they are and keep your eyes on this space and my social media for more!
I started posting daily stories for people to read in April again. Here are the three stories posted last week.
The Music Station by Amanda Saville was published by Apex Books and Magazines Patreon in March. I was in a workshop wtih Amanda and I'm still thinking about the story I read by her. This piece of flash is absolutely beautiful.
Randomly, I decided to make a little comment about each of the stories this time. I will try to do that henceforth-just a line on why I picked it. Some weeks it may get skipped, some stories it may get skipped. But I hope it adds to your enjoyment.
I only have four stories for you this week. I'm on somewhat of a social media hiatus right now and have not kept up with story posting.
Wyldblood Press published Bite Back by Marissa James this month.
Yet again, I'm behind on my blog summary of short stories. Here you go from the past two weeks!
Apex Magazine published Gray Skies, Red Wings, Blue Lips, Black Hearts by Marc Fenn Wolfmoor in 2021.
If There's Anyone Left published
Nine Lives by P.A. Cornell in January
The Best Latkes on the Moon by Lauren Ring in 2020
Babang Luksa by Nicasio Andres Reed was published by Reckoning in February.
Not a Basking Shark by Hesper Leveret was published by Fireside Fiction in February.
Apex published The Patchwork Girl by M. Elizabeth Tricknor in February.
Cure for Tears by by Avra Margariti was published at Pidgeon Holes in February.
Here's the round-up of stories I suggested over on my social media last week. Enjoy!
Seen Small Through Glass by Premee Mohammed was published by Fireside Fiction this month.
Unknown Number by Amanda Tong was published as a part of Santa's Secret Pen '21 prompt exchange.
Constelación Magazine published Unforgettable by Eduargo Martínez Báez, Translated by Toshiya Kamei in 2021.
Seven more stories for your weekly reading! Enjoy.
My Body by J.S. Jordon was published by Fireside Fiction in January.
Phases of the Moon by Alice Towey published by Fireside Fiction in 2021.
Beobeto Teketeke by JL Akagi was published by The Dread Machine in 2021.
Anathema Magazine published To Rise, Blown Open by Jen Brown in 2021.
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