The Short Story Thread

Simbelmynë

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D. A. Xiaolin Spires is a relatively recent member of SFF Chrons (joined in 2017, I see) who has been entering our Writing Challenges. She has been very successful lately selling excellent stories to various publications and has been getting many great reviews. I agree "But, Still, I Smile" is a beautiful story.
I did recognise the name, but thought I’d seen it in a reviews article somewhere. A talented writer.
 

Hummus

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I listen to The Other Stories. Podcast with 20-30 minute stories, usually a blend of sci-fi and horror. Narration is good too (which many shorts in audio format falter on I find).

If you want a place to start I recommend 'Cardboard', written by Luke Kondor.
 

Finch

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I love short stories and this is one of my favourites .
Gene Wolfe's Seven American Nights
It is actuly a bit long to be classified as a short story , but is still worth reading . It is about a young Iranian boy, Nadan , visiting a rundown and degraded America . Wolfe likes the unreliable narrator, and he achieves this by having Nadan take an hallucinogenic drug . Exactly what the story is about and what happens is a mystery to everybody that reads it.
 
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