Since it’s almost the weekend, I figured this might be a good time to drop a few links to awesome stories I’ve recently stumbled upon. Because, you know, you’ll actually have time to read them, and thus WILL.
I discovered Angi Becker Stevens through Eric’s link to a contest at The Collagist, and I absolutely fell in love with her stories. She writes short fiction the way I want to write short fiction. Check it out for yourself:
- “Even If You Were Here” in The Collagist
- “My Girlfriend Leaves the Atmosphere” in SmokeLong Quarterly
- “Ghosts and Monsters” in Storyglossia
I plan to read more of her work (listed on her blog) but already I predict and hope for great things for her.
Speaking of great things, Sherman Alexie rocks! I feel like an idiot because he’s been around for a while and I never bothered to read him. Also because I keep mixing his name up with Salman Rushdie. Whoops!
Anyway, Sherman Alexie is a hilarious-but-literary writer, and I highly recommend his story story “War Dances” in the New Yorker. I plan to check out his book of the same name.
That’s it for now. More of my own writing coming soon (!!) in the form of a new episode of Twenty-Somewhere.