I do like a short story. For the past few years each August, I've challenged myself to read one a day during the month.
I'm going to try and increase the annual August story-fest bonanza into a regular reading exercise every three months.
There's some great sites around the web for short crime fiction .....Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey, All Due Respect, Bristol Noir, Close 2 the Bone, Mystery Tribune - to mention a few
It's a means of trying out new authors and catching up with some old favourites, especially if you're waiting on another book by them.
1st - Bronwen Griffiths - Karanbel (Spelk Fiction)
2nd - Graham Wynd - The Click of the Shutting (Punk Noir Magazine)
3rd - Ben Newell - Space Invaders (Bristol Noir)
4th - Stephen J. Golds - A Last Look from the Half Moon Hotel (Bristol Noir)
5th - Jason Beech - Pop Star Burger Van (Messy Business - Books, Writing, Stuff)
6th - Paul D. Brazill - The Man Behind the Curtain (Punk Noir Magazine)
7th - Beau Johnson - Keeping Tabs (Punk Noir Magazine)
8th - Stephen J. Golds - A World Full of Strangers (Bristol Noir)
9th - Paul D. Brazill - In the Cold, Cold Night (Bristol Noir)
10th - Sebnem E. Sanders - The Song of Spring (Punk Noir Magazine)
11th - Darren Sant - Longcroft on Lockdown (Punk Noir Magazine)
12th - M.W. Craven - Why Don't Sheep Shrink (M.W. Craven)
13th - Stephen J. Golds - London Bridge Railway Station, Please Mate (Punk Noir Magazine)
14th - K.A. Laity - Confession (Punk Noir Magazine)
15th - Sharon Diane King - On the Edge (All Due Respect)
16th - Robert Ragan - Come Get Me (Punk Noir Magazine)
17th - K.A. Laity - Losing My Religon (Punk Noir Magazine)
18th - Andrew Davie - Perennial (All Due Respect)
19th - Allan Guthrie - Fucking Liars (Shotgun Honey)
20th - Stephen J. Golds - On Being Fourteen Years Old and Loving Miss Perkins (Punk Noir Magazine)
21st - Nigel Bird - Stones In Me Pockets (Shotgun Honey)
22nd - Chris Rhatigan - Skinny Latte (Shotgun Honey)
23rd - Ray Banks - Pineapple Rings (Shotgun Honey)
24th - Hector Acosta - Besos (Mystery Tribune)
25th - Tom Leins - Bloater (Shotgun Honey)
26th - Todd Morr - Alberto's (Shotgun Honey)
27th - Paul Heatley - The Dancing Girl (Spelk Fiction)
28th - Jason Beech - Loose Words (Spelk Fiction)
29th - Michael Dioguardi - Endwell Greens (Close 2 the Bone)
30th - Sean O'Leary - 100% Humidity (Close 2 the Bone)
31st - Rob Pierce - Empty Kitchens (Shotgun Honey)
AUGUST, 2016 - 31 DAYS, 31 SHORTS!
AUGUST, 2017 - 31 DAYS, 31 SHORTS!
AUGUST, 2018 - 31 DAYS, 31 SHORTS!
AUGUST, 2019 - 31 DAYS, 31 SHORTS!
FEBRUARY, 2020 - 29 DAYS, 29 SHORTS!
Morning Col - thanks for including 'Bloater' on your list!ReplyDelete
Great stoy, TomDelete
I really like this idea, Col. Short stories can be a great way to get to know an author's work, and they are a terrific form of writing in themselves. Having a plan like this means you're more likely to read more, too. Nicely done.ReplyDelete
Thanks Margot. I do like trying this every few months. There's still loads I miss, but who can read it all?Delete
I would like to do something similar, Col, but I would have to think more on a plan. I would probably used anthologies or short story collections I have, because I have so many that never get read. We will see what I can come up with.ReplyDelete
I've got more than a few collections and anthologies myself to get through.Delete
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I am not bothered about short stories - but love that cartoon at the top!ReplyDelete
Great isn't it?Delete