Welcome to the latest iteration of In Short, my short fiction review series. I’m changing things up a little bit from the first part of the series where I limited myself to two stories and published substantial reviews weekly. That wasn’t sustainable for me, for a lot of different reasons, but mainly because my workload at day job increased to the point where I simply couldn’t keep up. So I’m switching to a monthly post, with more stories featured per post and shorter reviews.
I’d also been struggling with how to read the short fiction in question—I can’t read fiction on a computer screen unless it’s very short, so I had been converting the web pages to mobi and sending them to my Kindle. That worked okay, but it meant that I had more files to wrangle on my increasingly old and cranky Kindle. And then I remembered Instapaper. And that has actually been perfect (Pocket would work for this, too). I can highlight passages and send them to Evernote for future reference. It’s been working really well.
Finally, this is by no means an exhaustive list, just some stories that I liked and think you might like, too.
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