Author: Adria Bailton

  • Short Story Round-Up #84

    In March, I suggested a story every weekday on Wandering Shop and BlueSky for a total of twenty-one (21) poems and stories. Unfortunately some stories I posted have already disappeared off the internet and won’t be in this round-up. A Wedding by Sarcasm Lemons from Santa’s Secret Pen ’21 A bird delivers an unexpected message.…

  • Short Story Round-Up #83

    February was off to a rocky start with my planned story on the first day of the month leading to a dead website. But I still posted twenty (20) stories I hope you’ll read. Wyldblood Press Flash Fridays published: An Itemized List of Charitable Contributions by Addison Smith in 2022 a story of heartbreak and…

  • Short Story Round-Up #82

    The first month of 2024 is complete! Time flew by! I’ll admit, I pre-scheduled 3 weeks worth of stories at once due to planned travel abroad. If you follow me on Bluesky, along with the daily suggested stories, you’ll find a photo of me with Himeji Castle. Oh my goodness that is big. Next lesson,…

  • Short Story Round-up #81

    I decided to skip posting this on the scheduled first day of the year. In December, I suggested twenty-one (21) stories on social media. Here they are all in one post! Hank in the South Dakota Sun by Stephanie Kraner was published in Apex in 2021.A story about a conductor and a train and how…

  • Reading Reflection for 2023 and Reading Goals for 2024

    Check out my previous goals and reading reflections. I reached my reading goal by half-way through this year! In the end, I read forty-six (46) books according to my various tracking methods. Storygraph conveniently made a beautiful graphic of the covers of all the books I read in 2023. Let’s go through the Storygraph sections…

  • 2023 Goal Wrap-up and 2024 Goal Setting

    It is the last Friday of the year and time to assess my goals from this year and set new ones for next year. Click my Goals category to read previous goal setting and updates. But I’ll review the previous year’s throughout. Short Stories: Goal Review Short Stories Written and Polished in 2023:For 2023, I aimed high…

  • Short Story Round-Up #80

    In November, I posted twenty-one (21) stories on Mastodon and Blue Sky that were published between 2018 and November. Miss any? These are great reads! A Girl Fights a Demon by Ruth Joffre was published at Flash Point Science Fiction in October. When a girl summons a demon and hides them but other come to…

  • Short Fiction Round-Up #79

    I missed my October posting of September’s stories. So here are the fourteen (14) stories I suggested in both September and October. I did not post September 13 – October 25 due to some life circumstances. Nothing bad or huge or good. Just, life. After my website upgrade, I’m still trying to figure out how…

  • Website Update In Progress

    Website is currently being updated. Some pages may not work or look very good. All images are currently broken. – Oct 23, ’23

  • Short Fiction Round-Up #78

    Welcome to the review of the twenty-three (23) stories I suggested on social media over the course of August 2023! If you missed any, here they are.  If you enjoy any of these stories, I strongly encourage you to read more on the magazine’s website and if you like more than one story there, please…