Short Tuesday #45: “Outside of Omaha” by Ray Nadler

We're back for another Short Tuesday! Today I headed back to Nightmare Magazine, this time to read "Outside of Omaha" by Ray Nadler. You can read the story here... I loved this story from the very first sentence: "You would have hated your funeral reception." Such a striking sentence, and as the rest of the… Continue reading Short Tuesday #45: “Outside of Omaha” by Ray Nadler

Short Tuesday #44: “Spider Season, Fire Season” by Carlie St. George

We're back (finally) for another Short Tuesday! I was so happy to head back to Nightmare Magazine, this time to read "Spider Season, Fire Season" by Carlie St. George. I'd read a different story of hers last year which I adored, "Some Kind of Blood-Soaked Future," so I was excited to read something else by… Continue reading Short Tuesday #44: “Spider Season, Fire Season” by Carlie St. George

Short Tuesday #42: “No Exit” by Orrin Grey

This week I returned to Nightmare Magazine to read Orrin Grey's short story "No Exit." (Not to be confused with No Exit by Taylor Adams, which has been making the rounds the last couple years.) You can read it here for free here... I loved this short story! It features an MC whose sister was… Continue reading Short Tuesday #42: “No Exit” by Orrin Grey

Short Tuesday #40: “Today’s Question of the Day in Waverly, Ohio” by Adam-Troy Castro

This week I returned to Nightmare Magazine to read "Today’s Question of the Day in Waverly, Ohio" by Adam-Troy Castro. You can read it here for free here... I thought this short story was a really fun read! It's quite short, and the set-up is fascinating: a mysterious entity who interviews a small town under… Continue reading Short Tuesday #40: “Today’s Question of the Day in Waverly, Ohio” by Adam-Troy Castro

Short Tuesday #39: “Alligator Point” by S.P. Miskowski

This week I returned to Nightmare Magazine to read "Alligator Point" by S.P. Miskowski. You can read it here for free here... This short story didn't inspire much horror in me, I'm afraid to say. Not much is happening throughout the story--you get some vague details about a woman escaping an abusive relationship with her… Continue reading Short Tuesday #39: “Alligator Point” by S.P. Miskowski

Short Tuesday #38: “Elo Havel” by Brian Evenson

This week I went back to Old Faithful, i.e., Nightmare Magazine, to see what new short fiction they had on offer. I didn't actually realize until I got to the end of "Elo Havel" that it's by Brian Evenson, who wrote the excellent short story "Cult." You can read Elo Havel for free here... I… Continue reading Short Tuesday #38: “Elo Havel” by Brian Evenson

Short Tuesday #36: “Methods of Ascension” by Dan Stintzi

This week I returned to Nightmare Magazine for Short Tuesday to read "Methods of Ascension" by Dan Stintzi. You can read the story for free here... This short story was right up my alley--some body horror mixed with Lovecraft (oh, those non-Euclidean geometries!), all with an I-found-it-on-the-Internet framework. The premise of the story is that… Continue reading Short Tuesday #36: “Methods of Ascension” by Dan Stintzi

Short Tuesday #35: “The Secret Life of the Unclaimed” by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

This week I returned to Nightmare Magazine for Short Tuesday to read "The Secret Life of the Unclaimed" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa. You can read the story for free here... I loved this short story! It's set in Nigeria and incorporates tons of the local flavor, in terms of the dialogue, setting, and local superstitions.… Continue reading Short Tuesday #35: “The Secret Life of the Unclaimed” by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Short Tuesday #34: “Growing and Growing” by Rich Larson

This week I returned to Nightmare Magazine for Short Tuesday to read "Growing and Growing" by Rich Larson. You can read the story for free here... I thought this short story was great! It follows two Mexican brothers who discover a baby in the middle of the road while they're walking home from a night… Continue reading Short Tuesday #34: “Growing and Growing” by Rich Larson

Short Tuesday #33: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

It's spooky season, and I thought the only proper way to do Short Tuesday this week would be to give a whole bunch of suggestions for short stories that will scare you senseless! No need to crack open a thousand-page Stephen King novel when you can get your scares done in less than ten thousand… Continue reading Short Tuesday #33: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL