Category Archives: Fantasy

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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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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Getting Gnarly with All You Zombies. Short-Story Month, Day # 8

For Day #8 of Short-Story Month, here are some takes on two of the most popular themes in speculative fiction: Time travel and Immortality. For starters, two of the twistiest time-travel stories Robert A. Heinlein wrote: “By His Bootstraps” (1941) … Continue reading

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Singular Stories and a Return for Day #7 of Short-Story Month

I’m going to bend the rules for this one. The idea is to talk about stand-alone stories, but the first one is just too good. There are actually two sequels to this first story, but the story is singular enough … Continue reading

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Short-Story Month Day #6. The Magic of the Movies; Fantasy Sort-Stories

By Jeff Baker For Day #6 of this Short-Story Month blog, about Fantasy stories, I’m thinking about “The Movie People,” a fine fantasy story by the great Robert Bloch. Bloch grew up in the era of the silent movies and … Continue reading

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“Brotherhood of the Travelling Shorts” by Jeff Baker. Friday Flash Fics for May 3rd, 2019 (posted May 4th!)

The Brotherhood of the Travelling Shorts By Jeff Baker   Stephen and Roy spent the summer on the beach, in a rented bungalow that dated back to the 1940s. They spent their evenings together but when Roy holed himself up … Continue reading

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