Category Archives: Short stories

Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi

I don’t often read whole single author collections in one go. Actually I rarely finish them.  Minatures was an exception. I had a stressful job interview and had on a whim picked up Minatures by Scalzi as it was cheap and I had enjoyed his work in the past. I read most of the collection on the day of the interview, reading one story after another – keeping me laughing and smiling though the day up to the interview.

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Glass Slipper Scandal

mediumsheepmightflyTitle: Glass Slipper Scandal
Author: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Genre: Fairytale retelling

 

I love Tansy’s short fiction and this story is no exception, it has just been so much fun! Glass Slipper Scandal is part of Tansy’s Sheep Might Fly! podcast (which is wonderful – go subscribe. It is always first on my list of things to listen to when it is out), so it is a serial story, which I do not mind at all. The short bits are so much easier to fit into my life than full hour story podcasts, that I just rarely have the time/headspace for.

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Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight

Mrs. Griffin Prepares to (1)Title: Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight
Author: A Que
Genre: Science Fiction

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2015 challenge.

Opening sentence:

When LW31, a domestic model robot, brought Mrs. Griffin’s dinner into her bedroom, it found her preparing to commit suicide.

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Uncanny, issue 2

Uncanny Issue 2Title: Uncanny, issue 2
Editor: Lynne M. ThomasMichael Damian Thomas
Magazine
Genre: nonfiction, science fiction

I just got the second issue of Uncanny in my inbox last night, when I woke up this morning I read the first story in it. I think I will probably end up reading most of them, so I might as well gather all my reviews in one place.

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