Monthly Archives: May 2019

Flash Fiction for Friday May 17, 2019

An Old Love Story By Jeff Baker   “Okay, so which one’s your nephew?” “That one. Over there. Stage left.” “The tall one? By the fake tree at the edge of the stage?” “Yeah. Hey, remember when we were on … Continue reading

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YA Short-Stories; Short-Story Month, Day #16

By Jeff Baker When I was a kid (I mean, really a kid) I had subscriptions to two magazines: “Jack and Jill” and “Golden Magazine.” (and I sent my first submission off to J & J about 1968, to one … Continue reading

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Holiday Stories, Short-Story Month, Day # 15

By Jeff Baker I have a tradition involving reading short stories around Christmas. I re-read two stories by the great British author Margery Allingham. The first, “On Christmas Day In The Morning,” involves her detective Albert Campion (a man who … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day #14, Sharing the World.

By Jeff Baker This one’s going to be short—This post is supposed to be about my favorite shared-world anthologies. I really haven’t read many of these! I’ve written a story for one but that was three years and three jobs … Continue reading

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Horror Stories, a few classics for Short-Story Month, Day #13

By Jeff Baker I’m one of those readers who believes that the short-story is the perfect form for the horror story. M.R. James’ ghost stories for openers, like “The Haunted Doll’s House” which blends terror with laughs. H.P. Lovecraft was … Continue reading

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Where I Find Short Fiction. Short-Story Month, Day# 12

How do I find short-stories to read? For openers, I subscribe to a buttload of magazines, like Analog, Asimov’s, Ellery Queens, Alfred Hitchcock’s and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. I also scope out anthologies in The Science Fiction … Continue reading

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More Mystery for Day #11 of Short Story Month

By Jeff Baker I’m nuts about locked-room mysteries, impossible crime stories, you get the idea. Stories that couldn’t have happened but did! Not just a Whodunnit, but a How-The-Hell’d-He-Do-It? I’ve written a few and even published one http://www.overmydeadbody.com/a307.htm, but I’m … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month, Day # 10. I Love a Mystery.

By Jeff Baker I’ve loved mystery short-stories for decades. Let’s start with Greg Herren’s “Annunciation Shotgun,” (which appears in New Orleans Noir.) Set in the post-Katrina New Orleans the author knows so well, if it was an episode of “Alfred … Continue reading

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Voyage Into Danger for Friday Flash Fics, by Jeff Baker. May 10, 2019

                                     The Voyage of the Kish By Jeff Baker Zamed watched as the clouds covered the moon that was high in the sky. … Continue reading

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Making Connections. Short Story Month, Day #9

by Jeff Baker The theme for Day # 9 of Short-Story Month is “Connected Short Stories.” Plenty of stories have the connection of the same setting or characters (I’ve written a few myself,) but these count more as series stories. … Continue reading

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