The Lost Posts

Earlier this year I was keeping track of all the stories I had read. I’ve got a post of March up, but something happened to February and April. I’m posting the lists here because I’m fascinated by that kind of report, even if I can’t always keep up with it. I like looking back and seeing what influenced my writing for any particular time. (Especially THAT particular time, given the consequences!)

FEB 10
“The End of the End of Everything” Dale Bailey
“26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” Kij Johnson
“Wolf Island” Stephen Graham Jones
“The Dowager of Bees” China Miéville

FEB 11
“The Atlas of Hell” Nathan Ballingrud
“Bridge of Sighs” Kaaron Warren
“Tubby’s Big Swim” T.E. Grau
“Split Tongues” Kristi DeMeester

FEB 14
“The Screamer” T.E. Grau
“Clean” T.E. Grau

FEB 15
“Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant’s Tale” Damien Angelica Walters
“Grey in the Gauge of His Storm” Damien Angelica Walters
“Requiem for Solo Cello” Damien Angelica Walters
“Sing Me Your Scars” Damien Angelica Walters”
“Heroes and Villains” Stephen Gallager
“Doll-master” Joyce Carol Oates

FEB 16
“Gaze” Gemma Files
“The Window” Brian Evenson
“In Case of Zebras” Pat Cadigan
“Return of the Prodigy” T.E. Grau

FEB 17
“Will the Real Psycho in this Story Please Stand Up?” Pat Cadigan
“The Blood Drip” Brian Evenson
“Expat” T.E. Grau

FEB 18
“My Father’s Mask” Joe Hill
“Hand of Glory” Laird Barron
“The Truffle Pig” T.E. Grau
“The God of Dark Laughter” Michael Chabon
“Black Hill” Orrin Grey

FEB 19
“Sticks” Karl Edward Wagner
“Beer & Worms” T.E. Grau
“Cult” Brian Evenson
“Rapture of the Deep” Cody Goodfellow
“Little Lambs” Stephen Graham Jones
“Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar” Neil Gaiman
“This Is How the World Ends” John R. Fultz
“The Faery Handbag” Kelly Link

FEB 20
“White Feather” T.E. Grau
“The Drowning at Lake Henpin” Paul Tobin
“The Teacher” Paul Tremblay
“The Two-Headed Girl” Paul Tremblay
“The Dream Eater” Kristi DeMeester

FEB 21
“The Hortlak” Kelly Link
“The Cannon” Kelly Link

FEB 22
“Knickerbocker Holiday” Richard Bowes
“That Girl” Kaaron Warren
“The White Prince” Orrin Grey

FEB 23
“Akbar” Kit Reed
“The Spring Heel” Steven Pirie
“Transmission” T.E. Grau
“As Red as Red” Caitlín R. Kiernan
“Tin Cans” Ekaterina Sedia

FEB 24
“Shoebox Train Wreck” John Mantooth
“15 Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku & the Jotai” Catherynne M. Valente
“La Llorona” Carolyn Turgeon
“Down Atsion Road” Jeffrey Ford
“Return to Mariabronn” Gary A. Braunbeck

FEB 25
“The Cutter” Edward Bryant
“The Hanged Man of Oz” Steve Nagy
“Mr. Lupus” T.E. Grau
“Following Double-Face Woman” Erzebet YellowBoy
“Oaks Park” M.K. Hobson
“For Those in Peril on the Sea” Stephen Dedman

FEB 26
“The Foxes” Lily Hoang
“Free Fireworks” T.E. Grau

FEB 29
“The Redfield Girls” Laird Barron
“Between Heaven and Hull” Pat Cadigan

That was my reading last AFTER the amazing LitReactor class I had with Richard Thomas in January. It also includes my second (or third?) read-through of T.E. Grau’s amazing collection, THE NAMELESS DARK. I was on fire!

Now April, the cruelest of months, but filled with some damned good stories:

APR 01
“The House on Cobb Street” Lynda E. Rucker
“Call Out” Stephen Toase
“The Fox” Conrad Williams

APR 02
“Chasing Sunset” A.C. Wise

APR 03
“Beside Me Singing In the Wilderness” Michael Wehunt

APR 04
“Doll Hands” Adam L. G. Nevill
“Stemming the Tide” Simon Stranzas
“The Anatomist’s Mnemonic” Priya Sharma
“The Monster Makers” Steve Rasnic Tem

APR 05
“The Only Ending We Have” Kim Newman
“The Dog’s Paw” Derek Künsken
“Onanon” Michael Wehunt
“Fine in the Fire” Lee Thomas
“Majorlena” Jane Jakeman
“The Withering” Tim Casson
“Down to a Sunless Sea” Neil Gaiman

APR 06
“That Tiny Flutter of the Heart I Used to Call Love” Robert Shearman
“Introduction to the Body in Fairy Tales” Jeannine Hall Gailey
“The Tin House” Simon Clark
“The Soul in the Bell Jar” K.J. Kabza

APR 07
“By the Silver Waters of Lake Champlain” Joe Hill
“Only the End of the World Again” Neil Gaiman

APR 08
“A Discreet Music” Michael Wehunt
“Little America” Dan Chaon

APR 11
“How I Met the Ghoul” Sofia Samatar

APR 14
“The Swords” Robert Aickman

APR 20
GENERATION LOSS Elizabeth Hand

APR 26
THE GLITTERING WORLD Robert Levy

I aim to start this back up. I think it’s one of the most interesting records I could keep for my web-log blog thingy.

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