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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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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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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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