Gaiman collected a bunch of his short stories that could be triggering, but he spends a good hour in the introduction explaining his thoughts about trigger warnings and the short story collection. I can’t explain well what Gaiman’s strategy for the book was or what his main motivation was, but I found a quotation that explains it much better. I found this quote from the introduction
Thus far my favorite webcomic has been Killing Stalking by Koogi, and it’s also one of the most viewed posts of all time on this blog. I’ve been meaning to really try to read through more webcomics online, but I haven’t found much success in finding another long one that I like and want to… Continue reading Mini Webcomic Reviews: ‘Hearts for Sale,’ ‘Between the Raindrops,’ and ‘Näkki’
Last month, I thinned my book collection and found myself with four copies of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. In the process of deciding which of those four I was going to keep, I made an Excel sheet of all of the stories the anthologies had and if they overlapped. Out of 94 unique stories… Continue reading Reading the 10 Essential Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
As a reader and reviewer of young adult books, I’ve mostly focused on novels, but there are also young adult stories. They haven’t typically been my forte, but I’ve learned to appreciate short stories from a creative writing class and from being an undergraduate reader for Blue Mesa Review. This has gotten me thinking about… Continue reading Reviewing Recommended YA Short Stories in Literary Magazines
Difficult Women, by Roxane Gay, is an anthology of the fictional lives of women: difficult women, loose women, crazy women, frigid women, married women, and dead women. There are some flash fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy and other types of short stories. This collection expands the labels given to “difficult” women, and they show each woman in the story as a real person, how she got this way, and why she is the person she is.