Category Archives: Fiction

Historical Fiction for Day #18 of Short-Story Month.

By Jeff Baker I love historical fiction, and there are plenty of short-stories in the genre. Steven Saylor wrote a series of novels and short stories set in Ancient Rome featuring Gordianus the Finder, basically a private detective. The short … Continue reading

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Prize Winning Stories for Day #17 of Short-Story Month

By Jeff Baker On the subject of prize winning short stories, while I read the Hugo and Nebula Award anthologies, I generally don’t look for an award as criteria when I’m scoping out fiction to read. But some of the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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