I’ve always had a soft spot for a well written short story, the ones that pack a big punch into a small packet.
When I was growing up I used to raid my uncle’s collection of fantasy and horror stories and as I started getting into buying my own books found I was drawn to genre short stories the most.
Genre fiction has always felt like a natural area for the short story format due to the old prejudices of it not being an area for serious writing and the proliferation of magazines like Astounding Tales and such.
Science fiction, fantasy, crime, horror, and western saw reams being written for them and are still going strong even when now people appreciate that writing a well-crafted tale is the same whether fantasy or otherwise.
This has changed in recent years to see the acceptance and growth of the short story format in other areas of writing especially literary, and the discovery of short stories from around the world within the area of translated fiction
So what I’m going to do with this blog is to explore the wealth of the world of short stories and try to read and review a story a day(ish).
This will all kick off properly at the start of 2024 but I will add a bit of content before this to keep people interested and build the framework of the project.