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My favourite short fiction reads of 2013

2013 was the first year in which I tracked all of the short fiction I read.  In total, I read 154 flash fictions, short stories, and novelettes, 17 of which made it onto my on-going Recommended Reading list here.  Without further ado – and in no particular order – my 3 favourite short fiction reads of 2013* were…

The Death Drive of Rita, Nee Carina by Ray Cluley, published in Black Static #31
Stray Dogs
by James Cooper, published in Black Static #33
Slider by David Niall Wilson, published in Shock Totem #1

* note: stories I read in 2013, not necessarily published in the same year.


ToC for Crimewave 12: Hurts

Crimewave 12 Hurts

As promised, here is the line-up for CRIMEWAVE 12:  HURTS, which is available to order now from TTA Press.  Take out a subscription and you’ll get a free copy of CRIMEWAVE 11.  A link to each author’s page has been provided where possible.

“Singularity” by Melanie Tem
“The Only Broken Blonde” by Simon Avery
“Bless” by Stephen Volk
“The Simpson Frames” by Anthony Mann
“Cheap Rent” by Janice Law
“By Night He Could Not See” by Joel Lane
“What Grief Can Do” by Stephen Bacon
“Scenes From Country Life” by Tim Lees
“Night Fishing” by James Cooper
“Unfinished Business” by Christopher Priest
“Dodge County” by Danny Rhodes
“The Space That Runs Away With You” by Steven J. Dines
“Gator Moon” by Ray Cluley
“Trial” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

In addition, if you would like a sneak peek you can read the opening paragraph to each story here.