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If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love

21954222Title: If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love
Author: Rachel Swirsky
Genre: eh?

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. The story is Nominated for the Hugo Awards for best short stories and I am reading it in the voting pacet.

Oh this story is just wonderful! It is really hard to write about it without spoiling it because it is so short (flash fiction). But I will try to say a little bit about why I loved it.

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Salvage

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Title: Salvage
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Genre: Science Fiction, Space

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

Part of Lightspeed Magazine: Women Destroy Science Fiction, which I backed on kickstarter together with almost 3000 other people.

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Chicks in Chainmail

Chicks in ChainmailTitle:  Chicks in Chainmail
Editor: Esther M. Friesner
Short story anthology
Genre: Humor, fantasy, portal fantasy, magic realism, feminism, fairytale, historical fantasy, fairytales, metafiction, mythology, high fantasy, epic fantasy,

I just got Chicks in Chainmail in the mail today, I ordered it after reading Tansy Rayner Roberts great post On Influence. I wanted to read some of the older works in the genre (this is 20 years old by now) so I decided to order it. I am reading the stories as part of my  100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

Don’t let the cover fool you, this is a feminist book, but it is is feminism with a big smile on it’s face and a wink. It is clever and it is funny.

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Day 22, story 22: Before and After

ApexMag12Title: Before and After
Author: 
Published: apex-magazine.com 2013
Genre: Science fiction
Length: 687 words, flash fiction
Reading time: 10 min

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

It had gotten pretty late today before I remembered that I had a story to read, so I went for the shortest story on my reader to be perfectly honest. Of course all of the fiction in this issue of Apex Magazine had been recommended by Tansy Rayner Roberts on Galactic Suburbia.

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Day 17, story 17: Friedrich the Snow Man

full_friedrichsnowmanTitle: Friedrich the Snow Man
Author: 
Published: Tor.com 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Christmas
Length: 834 words, flash fiction

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

I had not meant to read another piece of flash fiction today, but tor posted this on twitter just as I was picking out what to read today. And a nice little Christmas story sounded like just the thing. I had a cold and needed something light.

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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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