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...

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