short stories

January 16, 2010

Stolen Moments and Short Affairs

Back in September, I guest blogged over at Cheeky Reads, one of my favorite book blogs. I wanted to share that guest blog today for those who may have missed it. Welcome to my stolen moments and short affairs: I have a confession to make; I love to indulge in short affairs rather frequently. That doesn’t mean I am opposed to longer term relationships, but those short affairs, one night stands, afternoon quickies, those short, brief passionate moments stolen away from everyone and everything else. Yes, I have a problem and that problem is the short story. Passion for Short […]
January 1, 2010

Happy New Year: Resolve to Recycle

A new year means mean new ideas, projects, aspirations, and resolutions. Or not. Personally, I dislike resolutions. A resolution is a reminder of what I haven’t been doing, or of those things that I haven’t been doing sufficiently. I prefer to focus on what I do well. I’m really good at recycling foil. That’s right, aluminum foil. Perfectly good foil can be used again and again—providing coverage and support until those little crinkled fissures crease and tear away. So, I found myself, in the final days of 2009, smoothing out with reversed fingertips, a mercury-colored sateen sheet of foil to […]
August 4, 2009

Seeing Eye to Strange Brew

I love anthologies. I love anthologies, I love Jim Butcher, I love Patricia Briggs and so I must confess, I love Strange Brew. The first story, Seeing Eye is written by Patricia Briggs. It’s set in the same world as her Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series. We meet the good witch “Moira” and the werewolf Tom. From the moment we meet Moira, I was so rooting for her. I love short stories, I love the delightful tales that are spun in a quickly woven fashion. You are thrust into the thick of the story with little in the […]