March 30, 2019
Day 85: March 24, 2019
DROWNED IN A SEA OF DREAMS by Donald Olson
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine July 2012
Crime – 6 Pages
This one is a touch softer than my normal crime interests, but the layers really had it pulling good duty. At no time did I see what was coming, but I...
March 23, 2019
Day 78: March 17, 2019
A THOUSAND STITCHES by Kate Jonez
Lady Bits – 2019 (story originally published in Visible Delight, 2013)
General – 16 Pages (digital, about)
This is a fun one where you’re following along, thinking gee, not much happening and you get to the end and t...
March 16, 2019
Day 71: March 10, 2019
WITCH HAZEL by Jeffrey Ford
Haunted Nights – 2017
Horror – 15 Pages
Okay, so to open, there’s a four-page historical info dump. Then we’re in the time, but more info is dumped for a handful more pages. I assume the author was doing like a period-past...
March 10, 2019
Day 64: March 3, 2019
WHAT’S IN ALASKA by Raymond Carver
Where I’m Calling From – Selected Stories 1989 (story originally published in 1972)
General – 15 Pages
High foursome ramble how high people ramble. There’s a rhythm to the dialogue in this one, like everyone’s playin...
March 3, 2019
Day 57: February 24, 2019
CRAWLSPACE by Stephen Graham Jones
The Ones That Got Away – 2010
Horror – 31 Pages
The atmosphere and smoldering suspense in this one is really something. At different times through the story, you’re worried about different things and then it come...