I have decided to set myself a challenge to read 25 short stories in 25 days, one each day. And I want to write a blog post on each story, starting today. I will read anything from flash fiction to novellas. I will only read one story from each author to read broad, to push my comfort zones and to expand my mind.
Authors read: Gennifer Albin, Yoon Ha Lee, Seanan McGuire, Tobias Buckell, Kat Howard, Darrin Drader, Jeffrey Ford, Rachel Swirsky, Jon Peddie, Michael Swanwick, Ted Chiang, E. Lily Yu, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Thoraiya Dyer, Amal El-Mohtar, Morrow Brady, Lewis Shiner, Maureen F. McHugh, Karin Tidbeck, Joe Haldeman, Charlotte Weitze, Ken Liu, Charles Stross, Ben Burgis, Helen Marshall
People of colour: 7
USA residents: 18
Outside USA: 7
I got a few short story collections sitting around already that I am yet to finish, so this is also an excuse to finish these. I originally thought to do 30 stories in 30 days but since that will take me into Christmas I decided 25 was more reasonable. I can always up the challenge later.
Because there is only 2 hours till midnight I will read a piece of flash fiction today or a very short short story.
If anyone else want to take up the challenge please send me a link either here or on twitter!