Hopefully this November you’re still in the mood for creepy because October is the spooky month and I focused on that, for the most part. Not all of these stories are horror or dreadful, but they are all speculative under my SFF/H umbrella that I enjoy. I’ve sorted them by magazine. Enjoy!
Strange Horizons published
Survivors by Elizabeth H. Hopkinson in 2005. I enjoyed this 1400-word reflection upon mental illness and Alzheimers/senility.
12 Things a Trini Should Know Before Travelling to a Back in Times Fete™ by R.S.A. Garcia in October. Fantastic time travel 1800-word story. This one is going to show up in my Newsletter.
In October, the Future Fire published
AITA for throwing away my wife’s haunted dolls? by Annika Barranti Klein, a truly creepy AITA the length of a reedit post.
Spindle House by Jennifer Hudak, short story about a coven of witches and an elderly woman and her son-in-law.
Footnotes from “Phosphates, Nitrates and the Lake A Incident: A Review.” by Mari Ness was published by Reckoning in August. A story told as a numbered list, I love well-done non-traditional story formats!
Door to Door Detaial by Michael James in September. This short had good creeping dread factor.
Treat Me Like the Sea by Taylor Rae in September. Another creeping dread one about what we give of ourselves.
We Watch the Nimble Dancers by Megan W. Shaw
in October. This one was so bittersweet!
The History Eaters by Marissa James is a surreal short story.
Lisa’s Garden by Jennifer Hudak is a short story about emotion and expression.
Diabolical Plots published
October’s Wedding of the Month by Emma McDonald in 2016. This story bothered me and it’s part of the appeal.
Estelle and the Cabbage’s First Night Together by Amy Johnson is a story that invites reflection that we may not want to do.