A short story a day review

Month: September, 2012

Sunlight Nocturne by Bill Cameron

by Barb Goffman

231/366

From the anthology Deadly Treats, edited by Anne Frasier (Nodin Press, 2011)

You’d think a police detective could get away from crime when he retires. Think again.

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Ripening by Cameron Walker

by sandraseamans

It always amazes me when a writer can use words to shine a light on despicable things and still create something beautiful.  “Ripening” is a story of child abuse hidden under layers of fruit.  You know what’s happening but the writer doesn’t slap you in the face with it.    You can read it here  http://www.pankmagazine.com/ripening/

Angel Deeb by Patricia Abbott

by Barb Goffman

230/366

From the anthology Deadly Treats, edited by Anne Frasier (Nodin Press, 2011)

A thief grows a conscience. And wings.

“Time, Again” by Tim Maly

by kattomic

“Time, Again” by Tim Maly

09.30.12

Story 270/366

I love, love, love time travel stories and this one plays with tense in a playful way that’s way harder than it looks. You can read it here at East of the Web.

See you tomorrow!

“The Vampyre” by John Polidori

by kattomic

“The Vampyre” by John Polidori

09.29.12

Story 269/366

Once upon a London winter there appeared a nobleman more remarkable for his singularities than his rank…This is considered the first vampire story–the tale that eventually led to Twilight. It was originally attributed to Polidori’s friend Lord Byron. You can read it on the Short Stories site.

See you tomorrow!

“The Mass of Shadows” by Anatole France

by kattomic

“The Mass of Shadows” by Anatole France

09.28.12

Story 268.366

This is an old-fashioned ghost story by a man who was, in his day, considered an exceptional man of letters. You can read it here on East of the Web.

See you tomorrow!

“Starving Makes It Fat” by Kay Sexton

by kattomic

“Starving Makes It Fat” by Kay Sexton

09.27.12

Story 267/366

Kay Sexton is a Pushcart Prize nominee. This story of a very particular revenge appears on East of the Web. You can read it here.

See you tomorrow!

Turn of the Key by Andrew Italia

by Barb Goffman

229/366

An FBI agent is on the case of the man who killed her family, but she’s not as close to catching him as she thinks.

This story received an honorable mention in the 2012 Golden Donut Award contest, with the prize given out at the Writers Police Academy conference. All submitted stories must be exactly 200 words (including the title) and be based off a picture. This year the picture was of a shack and old car. You can read the story here.

 

Old Partners by David Swords

by Barb Goffman

228/366

For these homicide detectives, the case is never over until the bad guy is caught – no matter what obstacles stand in the way.

This story received an honorable mention in the 2012 Golden Donut Award contest, with the prize given out at the Writers Police Academy conference. All submitted stories must be exactly 200 words (including the title) and be based off a picture. This year the picture was of a shack and old car. You can read the story here. Note: While I really liked the idea of this story, the punctuation and lack of tags made it a bit hard to follow. I had to read the story a few times to correctly follow exactly what was happening. Good thing it’s short.

Reminiscing by Cynthia Barwin

by Barb Goffman

227/366

A house sadly remembers how it used to be a happy place.

This story was the second runner-up in the 2012 Golden Donut Award contest, with the prize given out at the Writers Police Academy conference. All submitted stories must be exactly 200 words (including the title) and be based off a picture. This year the picture was of a shack and old car. You can read the story here.