Category Archives: Short-Story Month

Side-Character Stories. Short-Story Month, Day # 22

By Jeff Baker “AndĀ then what happened?” The question which may indicateĀ  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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More On the Same Theme; Day #20 of Short-Story Month.

By Jeff Baker What short-stories do I want more of? I’ve actually spoken (online) with Steve Berman, asking for more of his series set in the mysterious “Fallen Area,” a part of a city taken over by magic and shunted … Continue reading

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“Not In Kansas Anymore” (Ahem!) Two Masters of the short story for Day #19 of Short-Story Month.

By Jeff Baker (in Wichita, Kansas) For Day # 19 of Short-Story Month, the theme is stories by an author from a country other than your own. I’ll recommend just about anything by two masters of the form. First; “The … Continue reading

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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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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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