A *lot* of ideas, but covered sketchily, and not particularly satisfactorily.
The Individual Stories category has two types of content : 1 – the stories I read in magazines and anthologies and review straight away, rather than waiting to complete the magazine or anthology and reviewing it all in one go. I started doing this in 2010; 2 – stories published as standalone ‘chapbooks’, or published online, or otherwise as a singleton. There are a couple of dozen stories of this nature, reviewing during the 2000s, which are available here.
It’s a cold, bleak winter, and the task of taking out the dead christmas tree appears to be not quite as straightforward as it might…
A four-pager that covers a lot of territory in a not particularly convincing manner.
A Cow-Boy story in which a travelling French music hall artiste with an extraordinary ability (the only fantastical element to the story) visits a town and ends up chasing a no-gooder into injun territory
A disturbing look at a near-future world of haves and have-nots – where the ‘haves’ have a body to put a brain into.
Sriduangkaew is one of the few authors whose authorship of a story you can guess just from reading it.
The skeleton animation skills of Bijou the Artificier are called upon. Big time.
A clever look at the nature of the vampire myth, and how fiction addresses that myth, through a neat plot device.