Monthly Archives: May 2019

Toy Story for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker May 31, 2019

  The Forlorn Bear By Jeff Baker   I was twelve years old and I was in bed with a cold. Over my protestations, my Mother sent for the doctor. Our regular doctor having been summoned on another call, Old … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day 24. Anthologies I’m Looking Forward To

By Jeff Baker I submit stories to a lot of anthologies and I only get in a few (which is a pretty good average!) and I’m looking forward to one I didn’t get published in: “Schoolbooks and Sorcery,” an LGBT inclusive YA … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day 23 (late!) Stuff I Don’t Usually Read

By Jeff Baker I don’t read a lot of Westerns and probably will never read a Western novel but I found a treasure trove of Western short-stories  while back. Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg edited a series of paperbacks … Continue reading

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Something To Howl About for Friday Flash Fics, May 24, 2019 by Jeff Baker

Mareck Silverlock and His All-Wolf Band By Jeff Baker   Young Mareck cleared his throat. “My report is on entertainment of the War Years. This was almost forty years ago. Europa and the American Continent were at war. Things were … Continue reading

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Side-Character Stories. Short-Story Month, Day # 22

By Jeff Baker “And then what happened?” The question which may indicate  that a kid is going to try to become a writer, but writers ask it too. I’m actually thinking about the relationship (just friends) of two characters in a … Continue reading

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“Best-Of” Anthologies I Love. Short-Story Month Day #21

By Jeff Baker I read (and buy) tons of “Best Of The Year” anthologies. We are living in a golden age for Best-Ofs. Here are a few I love: Lethe Press’ fine “Wilde Stories” (Best Gay Speculative Fiction,) “Heiresses of … Continue reading

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More On the Same Theme; Day #20 of Short-Story Month.

By Jeff Baker What short-stories do I want more of? I’ve actually spoken (online) with Steve Berman, asking for more of his series set in the mysterious “Fallen Area,” a part of a city taken over by magic and shunted … Continue reading

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