Category Archives: ‘Nathan Burgoine

At Long Last! A Progress Report from Jeff Baker! July 26, 2020.

Okay! Last couple of weeks I’ve been largely lazy, avoiding working on the mystery story i was going to have finished “over the weekend” about a month ago. I finished the first draft tonight, and while it looks like a … Continue reading

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Hunting the Snark in a Car Lot With a Brick; The Flash Fiction Draw Challenge for July 2020 by Jeff Baker

The Hunting of the Snark By Jeff Baker Another story for the monthly challenge where we draw three cards indicating a genre, a location and an object, all of whom must appear in a 1000 word or less story. The … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Touch of Romance (Short-Story Month Day # 3)

by Jeff Baker   The theme for Day #3 of Short-Story Month is Romance short fiction. Here I must say I haven’t read or written a lot of it, but I’ll mention a few writers I know who have: Angel … Continue reading

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