A confession, if I may. Not that long ago, I would have said I did not “do” short stories. Hated reading them. Was incapable of writing them. And then karma conspires to change your mind.
Which is a great thing, because man, I was missing out. And I *still* hate short stories – of a certain type. The depressing-Hemingway-you-had-to-read-in-high-school type. (Nothing against you if that’s your bag. But I have a moratorium on depressing stories right now.)
Here are some short stories that have made my Awesome list for 2015 so far:
HOW TO BECOME A ROBOT IN 12 EASY STEPS by A. Merc Rustad
TALISMANS by Jessica Bloczynski
(A CONVERSATION) by the Elusive Mark
Those last two came from the March Madness flash fiction collection on the Undead Duo blog (theme = “madness”). I also made a contribution which you can read here:
SCAVENGERS by Christi Frey