Stories I Loved…

I spent most of 2019 reading short stories and thought it would be a good idea to list some of my favourites as we head into a new decade. However, before looking at my offerings I wanted to point you in the direction of two writers I often turn to for a wealth of story recommendations.

First up, I need to point to James Everington’s blog, which offers an annual list of short stories he enjoyed in the previous year. Here are his lists for 2018 and 2019. Make sure to take a look – they put mine to shame.

Secondly is Maria Haskins. Maria offers monthly reviews of stories she enjoyed in her Short Fiction Roundup and it is well worth your time.

Now, here is my list. Note: not all of the stories listed below were published in 2019 – but this was the year I read them.

If nothing else this list proves I’m woefully far behind in my reading, but I hope you still find something amongst these to enjoy…

The Story So Far…

Beginnings are difficult and, having just created this site, I’m still figuring out exactly what I want from it. So to begin I thought I would look to the past.

Back in February of this year I was lucky enough to have a short story featured on The Other Stories podcast as part of their ‘Haunted Hotel’ series.

Dissolution is about a young couple who take shelter from the rain in a coastal hotel on the Isle of Skye, only to discover something far worse within. Click on the image below to listen.

The Other Stories from Hawk and Cleaver do some great work. Take a look at some of their other podcasts here.

For those interested, the bay on which this story opens is real.

As is the hotel.

Enjoy your stay.