Tender Cuts by Jayne Martin

Jayne Martin’s Tender Cuts is one of my first encounters with flash fiction. We’re talking very short stories: just a page, usually; sometimes only…

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Seven Sides of Self by Nancy Joie Wilkie

The way Nancy Joie Wilkie executed the overarching theme of Seven Sides of Self is one of the strongest I’ve read. Short story collections…

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Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich

Each short chapter of Ghosts of You begins with the line: “The thing about being the murdered _____ is you set the plot in…

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Masterworks by Simon Jacobs

For the first four stories in Masterworks, Jacobs’ writing is fast-paced and to-the-point, yet vibrantly descriptive. Vibrant like when you dream in color and…

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Escape! by the Writing Bloc Cooperative

Short story anthologies can be hit or miss, especially ones that dare to include a variety of genres, as Escape! from the Writing Bloc…

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Not Everyone Is Special by Josh Denslow

Josh Denslow’s short story collection Not Everyone Is Special didn’t start off on the best foot with me. There were a number of moments…

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So You Want to be a Robot by A. Merc Rustad

A. Merc Rustad’s So You Want to be a Robot is full of heart with its devastatingly beautiful speculative sci-fi/fantasy stories. I wanted to…

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Invasions by Calvin Gimpelevich

Thanks to Calvin Gimpelevich, I can now say goodbye to a two-month reading slump where I couldn’t focus on reading one darn thing. Short…

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Mini Reviews: Recent Favorites by Trans & Nonbinary Authors

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders This was an incredible reading experience! I loved the writing, I was fully invested…

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By the Wayside by Anne Leigh Parrish

  I’m a sucker for short story collections, and By the Wayside hit the spot. Many of these stories are powerful slices of life. Some…

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