I’ve published a lot of stories this year, as you can see from my bibliography. They’re all, for one reason or another, personal favourites, though some I might have thought a little less of have proven more engaging for some readers. I’ve tried a variety of styles and genres this year, from hard sci-fi to humourous horror and been published both in print and online.
Anyway, this selection is my favourite five online stories from the year:
Fledgling (The New Flesh)
Sunset Photographer (365Tomorrows)
Jacob’s Naked Aquarium (Bewildering Stories – selected for best of quarterly review, 3rd quarter 2010)
Zemogorgon (Pulp Metal Magazine)
Zombie-Eyed Girl (Flashes in The Dark)
Overall, it’s been a good year, a banner year in fact – I’ve published more this year than all previous years combined – exceeding my own ridiculous goal (lesson: aim high). I still have so much more to work on and a set of new goals that will push me and challenge me – I will publish far fewer pieces, but look for longer stories, and different approaches.
See you in 2011.
2 thoughts on “The best of 2010”
I agree with all these but would have to add
The Newly-Oiled Gate ~ This touched my soul
I puncture him all over ~ AMAZING AMAZING pov from twisted protag soul
Stone Goddess~ Quite possibly one of my fav short sci fi’s of all time
And the Katie’s window~ (is that what it was called? The one at flashes in the dark I wanted you to write more of)
And the one we edited, can’t recall the name, the one with the shadow… that has potential for extreme amazingness.
Yeah, thanks Jodi. It was tough to pick five. Those could have all made it too – perhaps next time I’ll pick a top ten 🙂