A short story a day review

“Seven Smiles and Seven Frowns” by Richard Bowes

by kattomic

richard bowes 365“Seven Smiles and Seven Frowns” by Richard Bowes


Story 361/366

Bowes is a much-honored writer of sf and speculative fiction. This is a fairy tale with multiple versions and each with a different meaning. You can learnĀ  more about Bowes on his official site. You can read this story on the Lightspeed site.

See you tomorrow!

Navigatores, Mike Meginnis, BEST AMERICAN SHORTS 2012

by Patti Abbott

Terrific story about a man and his son whose lives have retreated to an existence almost entirely within a fantasy game they are playing.

Paramour, Jennifer Haigh, BEST SHORT STORIES OF 2012

by Patti Abbott

A woman is invited to a tribute for a man she had a strange relationship fifteen years earlier.