I’ve got several short stories by awesome authors open in my browser, some of which have been sitting there for weeks waiting for George R. R. Martin to give me back my brain so I can make time to read other people’s stuff for a change (yesterday I finally finished Storm of Swords and started Feast for Crows, so I’m over the halfway mark; meanwhile, husband is reading Dance With Dragons and managing to neither gloat (…much) nor spoil me).
I have actually read two of them, so let’s start with those:
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
A Sudden Absence of Bees by Nick Mamatas (aka )
The others are all by Catherynne M. Valente (aka ) and I haven’t read them yet mainly because her writing is so rich and I’m saving them for a rainy afternoon when I can curl up with them along with my knitting and a cup of tea:
The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While
None of these are indie. They’re just awesome.
Oh, and there’s also this, which is not a short story, but is making me giggle endlessly today (via dooce).
And now I can close some tabs.