Posts Tagged ‘ Short Thoughts on Short Fiction ’

Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Collections

January 6, 2012
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‘Tis the time of year for best of lists and such. I included my five favorite novels of the year in the Spinetingler post: The Best Mystery/Crime Fiction of 2011. Here I wanted to call out some of the best short fiction collections from 2011. Not necessarily a best of list, and certainly not...

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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Matthew C Funk

December 13, 2011
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At All Due Respect this month, Matthew creates a spinning, confusing and yet crystal clear voyage inside the mind of madness in his story “Broken Play”. A man consumed by regret and crack, lost in memories and drugs stumbles through a normal activity that becomes a quest and trial. Outside his mind, the story...

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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Court Merrigan, Chris Rhatigan, Matthew C. Funk

November 21, 2011
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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Court Merrigan, Chris Rhatigan, Matthew C. Funk

Lek, by Court Merrigan Over at Specter, Court Merrigan has a refreshing and unique tale of lives that drift and fall. I’m always on the look for Court’s stories as he tends to be a little more experimental and genre-bending than most. Here, he tells a story of a foreign life, both in setting...

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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Charlie Coleman, Fiona Johnson, Anonymous-9

October 26, 2011
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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Charlie Coleman, Fiona Johnson, Anonymous-9

[ed note: I’m particularly pleased with todays post. A couple of years ago while writing for another site I started the Short Thoughts on Short Fiction column as a way to keep up with the fiction that was being published online. It was originally designed as a way for me to keep up with...

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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction–My summer anthologies

August 28, 2010
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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction–My summer anthologies

Hey gang, So how’s the summer been going for ya’ll? Yeah, hot and busy here in my adopted home town of the Valley of the Sunand I know, I haven’t been around old Spintingler all that much the past couple of months, but after pissing off a couple of writers here in the pages...

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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: A Wee bit of news

May 23, 2010
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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: A Wee bit of news

What’s up, gang? It’s been a busy week around the Rawson homestead and I needed a few days to get my head on straight and finish up some fiction. But it’s Saturday, the daughter is out with the in-laws, the car’s in the shop, so I thought I’d peak my head through the door...

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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Single Author Shenanigans

May 8, 2010
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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: Single Author Shenanigans

So it’s Saturday afternoon, I’ve just finished the grocery shopping, I’ve got the house to myself for a couple of hours while the wife and the toddler are out on a play date and I’ve just sucked down a monster size can of Redbull, so I figure I can do one of two things....

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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: The Master Bedroom by Anonymous-9

May 5, 2010
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Short Thoughts on Short Fiction: The Master Bedroom by Anonymous-9

Review by Matthew C. Funk Want to be trapped?  Then I have the room for you. Every good horror story gives us a glimpse at what’s squirming in the basement. The Master Bedroom by enigmatic noir writer, Anonymous-9 is the rare species of story that doesn’t stop there. That’s what makes it great. It...

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