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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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