Many of you probably know this, but in case you didn’t, May is National Short Story Month. And every May, Flash Fiction Chronicles puts together a list of the best short stories available online. It’s not a competitive list — anyone can suggest one — but it is a list composed by writers and regular readers, so in some respects, being on the list is an even greater honor than winning a place on it through some contest. These are the stories our colleagues and our audience care about.
I participated last year and this, contributing stories from the excellent Matthew Burnside, Ally Malinenko, Mihaela Nicolescu, and Ryan Werner, from magazines I love — Eunoia Review, Bartleby Snopes, and my own Jersey Devil Press. (I could have listed more, but I didn’t want to dominate the list.)
But there was a surprise this year: one of my stories got added to the list, too!
I’m not going to tell you which one, because I’d rather you go visit the list and check out ALL the great fiction there. But that’s a hell of an honor, gang, and I’m thrilled to be among this amazing group of stories.