Looking back, looking ahead.
Well, it’s been an amazing (not even) two months. To the point that it’s sometimes hard to believe Little Fiction has only been around for such a brief period. And of course, it goes beyond those two months for the short story. We talked about what a great time it is for the art form here. It’s a resurgence that has been led by many authors, small presses and independent...
If you’ve been over to Little Fiction, you may have noticed that we have a bit of a thing for music. We compare short stories to MP3s, authors to bands and ourselves to a record label. Music is kind of in our DNA. And of course, we also like lists. So it’s fitting that we do a top ten of the year in music. Joining me are some good friends of Little Fiction: Jason Spencer (provider of...
We’re starting something new here at the old Little Fiction blog. We call it Little Favourites. It’s a collection of all kinds of stuff we’ve been getting into. Sometimes writing related. But most of the time, not. It will usually just be random stuff, but occasionally we’ll do bigger themes, like our favourite short story collections (coming soon) or our favourite albums of the year (coming...
The Exchange comes to us from Shawn Syms, whose work has appeared in The Journey Prize Stories 21, Joyland and PRISM international. He’s also written a whack load of essays, reviews and other journalistic pieces that have appeared in over 30 other publications. In other words, he’s all kinds of amazing. The Exchange is an endearing and engaging short story that explores the trials...
Bright Outside is a short story from Andrew F. Sullivan. We’re not sure what the F stands for, but based on how much we liked this story, we wouldn’t be surprised if it stood for F’n Awesome. But then how weird would that make his parents? Regardless, Bright Outside—with characters named Lunchbox, Donkey Kong and Jackson Pollock Allentown—is one of the craziest stories about...