readingcigar Part of Cheffo’s Big Plan(tm) for writing in 2017 is to read at least one short story each day. I plan to concentrate on short stories in part because I have a huge backlog of quality shorts in my TBR and because I need to read more critically and learn from a wide variety of work from great writers.
Here is what I have read so far in 2017.
Date Title Author Publication
19-May-2017 It Only Comes Out At Night Dennis Etchison The Weird
18-May-2017 The Man In the Black Suit Stephen King The Weird
17-May-2017 Yellow and Red Tanith Lee The Weird
16-May-2017 Little Lambs Stephen Graham Jones The Weird
15-May-2017 My Mother Jamaica Kincaid The Weird
14-May-2017 The Dissection Gerog Heym The Weird
13-May-2017 In the Penal Colony Franz Kafka The Weird
12-May-2017 The Summer People Shirley Jackson The Weird
11-May-2017 The Ice Man Haruki Murakami The Weird
10-May-2017 The Belonging Kind William Gibson & John Shirley The Weird
9-May-2017 The Delicate Jeffrey Ford The Weird
8-May-2017 Praying to the God of Small Chances L. Chan Arsenika
7-May-2017 Letter From an Artist to a Thousand Future Versions of Her Wife JY Yang Arsenika
6-May-2017 It’s Against the Law to Feed the Ducks Paul Tremblay The New Black
5-May-2017 Dollhouse Craig Wallwork The New Black
4-May-2017 That Baby Lindsey Hunter The New Black
3-May-2017 Now Roxane Gay The New Black
2-May-2017 Act of Contrition Craig Clevenger The New Black
1-May-2017 Father, Son, Holy Rabbit Stephen Graham Jones The New Black
30-Apr-2017 The Homecoming Dorothy B. Hughes The Best American Noir Of the Century
29-Apr-2017 Nothing To Worry About Day Keene The Best American Noir Of the Century
28-Apr-2017 Pastorale James McCain The Best American Noir Of the Century
27-Apr-2017 The Gesture Gil Brewer The Best American Noir Of the Century
26-Apr-2017 First, Just Bite a Finger Johann Thorsson Garden of Fiends
25-Apr-2017 Windeye Brian Evenson Great Jones Street
24-Apr-2017 The Dripping David Morrell The Best American Noir Of the Century
23-Apr-2017 The Fiddle Is the Devil’s Instrument Brett J. Talley The Fiddle Is the Devil’s Instrument
22-Apr-2017 Slipping Lauren Beukes MIT Technology Review SF Annual 2014
21-Apr-2017 Petard: A Tale of Just Deserts Cory Doctorow MIT Technology Review SF Annual 2014
20-Apr-2017 Workshop Submission Another Author
19-Apr-2017 Workshop Submission Another Author
18-Apr-2017 Workshop Submission Another Author
17-Apr-2017 Thorn Tongue Sarah Read Gamut Magazine
16-Apr-2017 The Bereavement Photographer Steve Rasnic Tem Celestial Inventories
15-Apr-2017 Invisible Steve Rasnic Tem Celestial Inventories
14-Apr-2017 The Dead Collection Mercedes M. Yardley Chiral Mad III
13-Apr-2017 A Place of Beauty Mercedes M. Yardley Beautiful Sorrows
12-Apr-2017 A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens Claude Lalumiere Objects of Worship
11-Apr-2017 Biters Mark Morris Wrapped In Skin
10-Apr-2017 Show Your Bones Mercedes M. Yardley Beautiful Sorrows
9-Apr-2017 Water Thy Bones Mercedes M. Yardley Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
8-Apr-2017 Repent Richard Thomas Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
7-Apr-2017 Picking Splinters from a Sex Slave Brian Kirk Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
6-Apr-2017 The One You Live With Josh Malerman Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
5-Apr-2017 Hey, Little Sister Maria Alexander Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
4-Apr-2017 Cellar’s Dog Amanda Gowin Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
3-Apr-2017 Fallen Boys Mark Morris Wrapped In Skin
2-Apr-2017 On the Other Side of the Door, Everything Changes Damien Angelica Walters Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
1-Apr-2017 The Morning After Was Filled with Bone Stephanie M. Wytovich Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
31-Mar-2017 Drift Amanda C. Davis Shock Totem #3
30-Mar-2017 Highballing Through Gehenna John C. Foster Shock Totem #8
29-Mar-2017 Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorry, of Pieces of Us? Damien Angelica Walters Shock Totem #7
28-Mar-2017 Skinny Girls’ Constitution and Bylaws Tina May Hall The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers
27-Mar-2017 This Is How It Starts Shannon Cain The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers
26-Mar-2017 Parts Holly Goddard Jones The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers
25-Mar-2017 Like Falling Down and Laughing Jessica Hollander The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers
24-Mar-2017 They Make of You a Monster Damien Angelica Walters The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers
23-Mar-2017 A Long Fall Into Nothing John Mantooth Shoebox Trainwreck
22-Mar-2017 Thirteen Scenes from Yout Twnety-Fourth Year John Mantooth Shoebox Trainwreck
21-Mar-2017 On the Mountain John Mantooth Shoebox Trainwreck
20-Mar-2017 This Is Where the Road Ends John Mantooth Shoebox Trainwreck
19-Mar-2017 The Water Tower John Mantooth Shoebox Trainwreck
18-Mar-2017 But For Scars Tom Piccirilli Supernatural Noir
17-Mar-2017 The Getaway Paul G. Tremblay Supernatural Noir
16-Mar-2017 Little Shit Melanie Tem Supernatural Noir
15-Mar-2017 Just Like an Angel Shebat Legion and Jordanne Fuller Sha’Daa Inked
14-Mar-2017 You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych Kathleen Kayembe Nightmare Magazine
13-Mar-2017 Lily at Twilight Kate O’Connor Gamut Magazine
12-Mar-2017 3-Dot People Gene O’Neill Chiral Mad III
11-Mar-2017 Watch Me Meghan Arcuri Chiral Mad III
10-Mar-2017 Red Runner vs. the Surgeon Jessica May Lin Chiral Mad III
9-Mar-2017 Blood Dust Max Booth III Chiral Mad III
8-Mar-2017 The Offering On the Hill Richard Thomas Chiral Mad III
7-Mar-2017 A Flash of Red Erinn L. Kemper Chiral Mad III
6-Mar-2017 A Love Not Meant To Outlast the Butterflies Mercedes M. Yardley Gamut Magazine
5-Mar-2017 Votary M.K. Hobson For Mortal Things Unsung
4-Mar-2017 Used Sandra M. Odell For Mortal Things Unsung
3-Mar-2017 Kill Screen Chris Lewis Carter For Mortal Things Unsung
2-Mar-2017 The Fisher Queen Alyssa Wong For Mortal Things Unsung
1-Mar-2017 Watchers Lavie Tidhar For Mortal Things Unsung
28-Feb-2017 Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me Eugie Foster For Mortal Things Unsung
27-Feb-2017 Looker David Nickle For Mortal Things Unsung
26-Feb-2017 Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers Alyssa Wong Queers Destroy Horror!
25-Feb-2017 Basic Black Terry Dowling Southern Blood
24-Feb-2017 Nunavut Thunderfuck Dale R. Sproule The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir
23-Feb-2017 Clown Shoes Cassandra Khaw Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix
22-Feb-2017 The Hanging Tree Maura McHugh Black Static #38
21-Feb-2017 Oldies Jack Ketchum Jamais Vu #2
20-Feb-2017 Forest Born Sylvia Heike Gamut Magazine
19-Feb-2017 Love Is a Cavity I Can’t Stop Touching Stephen Graham Jones Gamut Magazine
18-Feb-2017 Returned Kat Howard Nightmare Magazine
17-Feb-2017 Man in Blue Overcoat Silvia Moreno-Garcia Imaginarium 4
16-Feb-2017 We Be Naked Zsuzsi Gartner Imaginarium 4
15-Feb-2017 Wendigo Nights Siobhan Carroll Imaginarium 4
14-Feb-2017 Bamboozled Kelly Armstrong Imaginarium 4
13-Feb-2017 What You Couldn’t Leave Behind Matthew Johnson Imaginarium 4
11-Feb-2017 The Nigger Knockers Rion Amilcar Scott New York Tyrant
10-Feb-2017 The Big Snip Thomas Pluck Great Jones Street
9-Feb-2017 Temporary Monsters Ian Rogers Supernoirtural Tales
8-Feb-2017 The Caretakers David Nickle Tor.com
07-Feb-2017 Today I Am A Black And Gray Skull With Snakes Coming Out Of Its Mouth xTx Today I Am A Book
06-Feb-2017 Figure 8 E. Catherine Tobler Gamut Magazine
05-Feb-2017 A Bad Day in Boat Repo Nick Kolakowski THUGLIT Last Writes
04-Feb-2017 The Killers Ernest Hemingway Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
03-Feb-2017 Edge Melia McClure meliamcclure.com
02-Feb-2017 You Are Going To Lose Everything Joanna C. Valente Entropy Magazine
01-Feb-2017 Screaming Elk, MT Laird Barron Swift to Chase
31-Jan-2017 The Good Husband Nathan Ballingrud North American Lake Monsters
30-Jan-2017 The Lonely Sea in the Sky Amal El-Mohtar Great Jones Street
29-Jan-2017 Contest Entries Various Authors Flash Frenzy 124
28-Jan-2017 Tourist Rebecca Jones-Howe Vile Men
27-Jan-2017 Following Marla John R. Little Group Hex Vol. 1
26-Jan-2017 The Line Forms to the Right Amanda Gowin Burnt Tongues
25-Jan-2017 Thirteen Views of the Suicide Woods Bracken MacLeod Shock Totem #9
24-Jan-2017 The Only Why Is You Rebecca J. Allred LampLight Magazine, Issue 5.2
23-Jan-2017 The Bubblegum Man Eric Reitan Gamut Magazine
22-Jan-2017 Apt Pupae John F.D. Taff Not Your Average Monster! II
21-Jan-2017 Phrase Book Silvia Moreno-Garcia The Dark Issue 4
20-Jan-2017 That Perilous Stuff Scott Edelman Chiral Mad 3
19-Jan-2017 Sex Armageddon Lindsey Hunter Gamut Magazine
18-Jan-2017 Medium Tough Craig Davidson The Best American Short Stories 2014
17-Jan-2017 Sunshine for Adrienne Antonia Crane The New Black
16-Jan-2017 A Tale of the Ragged Mountains Edgar Allen Poe Collected Works of E.A. Poe
15-Jan-2017 Dreams Timothy Findley New Anthology of Canadian Literature
14-Jan-2017 The Monster In The Field Steve Rasnic Tem Celestial Inventories
13-Jan-2017 Sanditon Helen Marshall Hair Side, Flesh Side
12-Jan-2017 The Mark of Cain Roxane Gay Difficult Women
11-Jan-2017 The Shade Caller DaVaun Sanders FIYAH Magazine
10-Jan-2017 Etch the Unthinkable Kurt Fawver Gamut Magazine
09-Jan-2017 The Only Gay Man in Bewdley Tony Burgess The Bewdley Mayhem
08-Jan-2017 Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears Richard Thomas Slices of Flesh
08-Jan-2017 The Damage Done Mark Matthews The Damage Done
07-Jan-2017 When the Women Come Out to Dance Elmore Leonard Best American Noir of the Century
06-Jan-2017 The ABCs of Murder Mercedes M. Yardley Beautiful Sorrows
06-Jan-2017 If He Summons His Herd Matthew M. Bartlett Lost Signals
06-Jan-2017 A Face in the Crowd Tim Waggoner 44 Lies by 22 Liars
05-Jan-2017 The Spindly Man Stephen Graham Jones After the People Lights Have Gone Off
05-Jan-2017 Loneliness Is In Your Blood Cadwell Turnbull Nightmare Magazine
04-Jan-2017 The Breath Jessie Volk Blight Digest Fall 2014
04-Jan-2017 Trick of the Light Sèphera Girón Group Hex Vol. 1
04-Jan-2017 Three a.m. and the Stars Were Out Ron Rash Great Jones Street
03-Jan-2017 Sundowning Andrew Robertson Siren’s Call #30
02-Jan-2017 Love Story, an Exorcism Michelle E. Goldsmith Gamut Magazine
01-Jan-2017 Longboat Becky Regalado Darkness Ad Infinitum
Villipede Horror Anthology I
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