Category Archives: 100 Short Stories in 2014

In 2014 I want to read 100 short stories. #100ShortStoriesin2014

Weather

Clarkesworld issue 96Title: Weather
Author: Susan Palwick
Genre: Science fiction

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

I listened to this as the podcast and I think part of the impact of the story had to do with Kate’s introduction and comments at the end. So I can recommend this format. As always Kate does a great job reading these stories – which she apparently do cold.

Because this is a short story it is hard to talk about it without spoiling it. So be warned.

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Careful Magic

22029529Title: Careful Magic
Author: Karen Healey
Genre: urban fantasy, magic

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. This story is also part of the crowdfunded anthology Kaleidoscope, that I helped fund.

This was definitely one of my favourite stories of the anthology. Helen is such a wonderful protagonist and I was sad when the story ended. Not because it was a sad ending, but because it ended. That’s what you want from a short story isn’t it?

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Vanilla

22029529Title: Vanilla
Author: Dirk Flinthart
Genre: science fiction, near future, aliens

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. This story is also part of the crowdfunded anthology Kaleidoscope, that I helped fund.

To me this was a really brave story. The story is about an Australian-somali teenage girl, Kylie Haward, who befriend some alien creatures who settled on Earth after their world was destroyed.

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End of Service

22029529Title: End of Service
Author: Gabriela Lee
Genre: science fiction, near future

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. This story is also part of the crowdfunded anthology Kaleidoscope, that I helped fund.

Aya just lost her mom, who has been living as a migrant worker, somewhere else. Her mom has never been home much and that is making the grief process harder on Aya, who does not know what to think and feel.

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