From: https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/how-not-to-open-a-short-story, by Philip Athans November 27, 2012 I generally don’t like this kind of negative approach: lists of what not to do. I prefer to encourage you to do things, not discourage you from doing things, but back to the subject of short stories, I can’t help but point out some very common pitfalls that I’ve seen over and over again for years—decades, actually. So here goes, in no particular order, half a… Read More
From Amazon, Short & Happy (or Not), edited by Richard Bunning and Dixiane Hallaj … … brings together authors from English speaking countries around the globe and a sprinkling of ex-pats who enjoy life in non-English speaking countries as well. Their stories cover just as wide a spectrum of subjects. Humor (or humour), light romance, science fiction, fantasy, memoir, satire, reflection, exotic locales … it’s all here in bite-sized pieces. And it includes… Read More
In Dream Time and Other Flights of Fantasy, A Collection of Three Short Stories, Lenora Rain-Lee Good gives readers … Three short stories of fantasy — different worlds, different times, different cultures. Teal has two families, one on each of two worlds–she must choose. Wild Woman lives alone until she becomes a mother. Ta Lin must learn to control her wild magic–or die.