Title: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Short Story Length: 2834 words Published: in the collection Leaf Storm, in 1955 Reason for Reading: I’ve been curious about the Latin American magical realists for some time, and this title was appealing enough that I just jumpedContinue reading “Short Story Review: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez”
Title: “The Recurring Smash” Author: Rudyard Kipling Page: about 3 Source: Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror & Fantasy, ed. Stephen Jones, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. New York: Fall River Press, 2010. Synopsis: An unfortunate young man named Penhelder has a peculiar sort of curse, in that every third spring, with alarming regularity andContinue reading “Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling”
Title: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” Author: James Stoddard Format: Short Story Pages: about 16, but in a small page format Published: in the January/February 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Reason for Beginning: A Christmas fantasy story – should be good, right? Reason for Finishing: It’s a goofy kind of awesome,Continue reading “Short Story: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” by James Stoddard”
Title: “Canterbury Hollow” Author: Chris Lawson Format: Short Story Pages: 13 (in a small magazine format, though) Published: in the January/February 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Reason for Beginning: Interesting title and the shortest of the stories in the magazine (I was reading at my job during downtime). Reason forContinue reading “Short Story Review: “Canterbury Hollow” by Chris Lawson”
A mysterious (and awesomely dressed) man shows a bored young boy a new way of looking at the “mundane” world.