Stories and Poems I liked in January

Last year, reading ended up being quite the struggle. I found it very difficult to keep my concentration when reading long or short form, and I hunted my interest in the stories I read with a harpoon.

So, this year, in an effort to bring my mojo back and keep myself accountable for reading more on the front of short fiction and poetry, I’m going to make one post per month of my favorite reads. While I didn’t read as many short stories as I had planned, I’m quite satisfied with the progress I made. Without further ado, here is a small list of the short stories and the poems that I liked during January.

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Stories:

“Green Tunnels” by Taimur Ahmad, in Fireside Fiction

“The Dead, In their Uncontrollable Power” by Karen Osborne, in Uncanny

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Poems:

“recursion” by M. Darush Whem, in Liminality

Mojo Lost by Allyson Shaw, in Liminality

“You and Your Tulpa by Jen Julian, in Liminality

“For Mrs. Q” by C.S.E. Cooney. in Fireside

“The city that changed hands by Maya Chhabra, in Strange Horizons

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Finally Fall Book Tag!

This might be a fall book tag, but it’s winter here in Athens. It’s been raining for two days straight, there are sharp winds and lots of cold. I hope, during the next week we get our fall back. Nevertheless, this is a great excuse for fluffy socks, hot beverages and kitty cuddles!

The whole summer was a dry spell for my writing and my reading but as September uncurled and I came back from vacation everything felt a little better, a little brighter. This why when I saw yesterday this tag at Adventures of a Book Reader, (which was created by Tall Tales) I thought it would  be a cozy way to sneak my way back into blogging. What better way of diving into reading again than remembering what makes you love books in the first place?

Let’s talk books 🙂

 

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Short Stories that have stayed with me

This past year I’ve been submitting more on the short story front and, as a result, I’ve been reading more, too.  It is a whole new world of writing and wording and beautiful worlds and there is a short story for every one out there.

I will try to do this more often, but for now, here are some of the short speculative stories I’ve read last year and have stayed with me.

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Friday Reads

Both these books, I’ve been reading them for a while now. Two reasons for this. The first one is a short story collection and, thus, I read one or two stories whenever I was in the mood. The second book was weird, it still is weird and it wasn’t a read that I could finish fast, but I’m close to the end and I hope to get some answers.

 

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