Category Archives: 25 short stories in 25 days

In 2013 November/December I challenged myself to read a short story every day for 25 days.

Day 18, story 18: Special Economics

cw_86_300Title: Special Economics
Author: Maureen F. McHugh
Published: clarkesworldmagazine.com 2013, first published in The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Genre: Science fiction, near future
Length: 10989 words, novelette
Reading time: 1 hour and 12 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

First off this did not feel like science fiction at all. It just felt like fiction. The only science fictional bit about it was biocomputers. But can really only make it near future.

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Day 16, story 16: Priest Hole

365_Eclipse_Square_200x200Title: Priest Hole
Author: Morrow Brady
Published: 365tomorrows.com 2013
Genre: Science fiction, space
Length: 594 words, flash fiction

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

I was really tired last night when it came to reading my story of the day so all my plans of what to read kind of fell short and I just picked up a short fiction off of 365 tomorrows.

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Day 15, story 15: And Their Lips Rang with the Sun

Strange-HorizonsTitle: And Their Lips Rang with the Sun
Author: 
Published: Strange Horizons 2009
Genre: Fantasy, mythology
Length: 4837 words, short story
Reading time: 32 minutes

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

This is the first of Amal El-Mohtar’s stories that I have read,  but it will not be the last of her stories to find its way to my kindle that is for sure. It was beautiful!

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Day 14, story 14: The Wisdom of Ants

cw_75_700Title: The Wisdom of Ants
Author: 
Published: clarkesworldmagazine.com 2012
Genre: Science fiction
Length: 5972 words, short story
Reading time: About half an hour

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

Some people say that the next species to take over the Earth will be the ants. Some say they are already the dominant species, we just don’t notice much.

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Day 13, story 13: Of Alternate Adventures and Memory

cw_87_350Title: Of Alternate Adventures and Memory
Author: 
Published: clarkesworldmagazine.com 2013
Genre: Science fiction
Length: 4260 words, short story
Reading time: 34 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

Today I read another Clarks World story, both because they are always beautiful and thought-provoking and because the writer was far from an US resident. This is of course only why I picked up the story, it is far from why I found it an interesting story. For the first time in days I will also fully awake while reading the day’s story, which was really nice.

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Day 12, story 12: Daedalum, the Devil’s Wheel

cw_87_350Title: Daedalum, the Devil’s Wheel
Author: 
Published: clarkesworldmagazine.com 2013
Genre: speculative fiction
Length: 1496 words, short story
Reading time: 15 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

E. Lily Yu is the author of which totally blew me away! I have to admit that wasn’t why I picked up this story today, I picked it up because I had a long day, it is late and there was a podcast version of this. I picked it because it was the shortest one in my Clark World feed on the tablet. Not the best reasons, but I knew that, because it was a Clark World story, it would be quality writing.

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