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I totally understand why people quit writing short stories.

 I’ve only written three stories this year (and it’s half over; also, one of those stories was only 700 words long)! The last story I completed was finished on February 17th. This year I’ve almost exclusively done novel-related stuff: drafting and revising Enter Title Here¸ revising This Beautiful Fever, and, this summer, working on the […]

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Three pretty good stories that were published in April 2012

“Mother Ship” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed) – A short, sharp story that is successful based on a single image: that of a jury-rigged, crippled biological ship that’s pregnant with a deformed offspring–a ship that can’t quite come to terms with the strange manner in which it came to be and yet is willing to […]

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February 2012 Short Fiction

 All The Young Kirks And Their Good Intentions (Clarkesworld) by Helena Bell – Earth is being ravaged by some kind of disease. It responds by sending a few brilliant men and women to a moon colony where they try to recreate Earth’s (often extinct) ecosystems. Meanwhile, the town of Riverside, Iowa, has gotten caught up […]

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November’s Short Fiction

As I mentioned yesterday, I just finished reading every original short story published by Apex, Clarkesworld, Fantasy, Lightspeed and Strange Horizons in November 2010. Let’s pretend that there’s some kind of transition sentence right here. The biggest surprise for me was Lightspeed Magazine. Its editor John Joseph Adams has spent the better part of a […]

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