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Short Fiction Recommendations

“Scraps” by Michael Haynes:
A poignant story about the power of memories, both good and bad.

“Burning Love” by Jeff James:
Quirky, humorous story about a sentient toaster. Fun read.

“Robot” by Helena Bell:
I’m usually not a fan of stories told in second person, but in this case it works. Powerful language. Moving story.

“Mantis Wives” by Kij Johnson:
Another awesome, unusual story from Kij. Makes me happy I’m not married to a mantis.

“You Bet” by Alex Shvartsman:
Fun story about tropes playing Texas Hold’em. Nice payoff at the end.

Short Fiction Recommendations

Here are some stories I enjoyed in the past week. Click the links and enjoy them too!

“My Wife Hates Time Travel” by Adam-Troy Castro:
A fun, sweet story about the problems with inventing time travel. One of those stories you wish you had written.

“In the Mirror’s Heart” by Cat Rambo:
A powerful and poetic story about the madness of love. Worth a second read.

“Saviors” by James Beamon:
Quick paced, well-told tale about “MEAT.” (You have to read it to understand.) Extra points given for the author mentioning himself in the story.

“The Ogre King and the Piemaker” by Tarl Kudrick:
If Yogi Bear was an ogre, this would be his story. Silly, fun, enjoyable read.

“The Duelist” by Jason Thummel:
More talk than swordplay, but the talk was just as exciting. (However, I hope Black Gate reconsiders posts with blue text on a black background. It doesn’t make for easy reading.)

Short Fiction Recommendations

Here are a few online stories I enjoyed recently. Check them out.

“Memories of My Mother” by Ken Liu

“Faster Gun” by Elizabeth Bear

“Wikihistory” by Desmond Warzel

“The Take” by Alex Shvartsman