(It’s Christmas)

Happy Christmas and all that, such a pleasant time of the year and naturally, a time to reflect a little. With that in mind, looking back over 2017, three stories stand out for me.

First, is the quite incredible ‘Collective Nouns For Humans In The Wild by Kathy Fish, published over at Jelly Fish Review in October. Go and read it. It’s probably won loads of awards by now, and is definitely one of my favourite pieces of the year.

Next, is ‘Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian. Apparently this story caused quite a stir when it was published in the New Yorker this month, with a lot of controversy surrounding it. I’ve not read any of that, I just read the story and knew straight away it was going places. Again, read it here. You should.

The last but far from least story which caught my ear this year is ‘Black Holes by Matthew Fogarty published at Cheap Pop Lit. I’ve written three space / science based stories this year so I was instantly drawn to this anyway, but I think Black Holes is a superb example of what can be done in such a way. Well worth a read, and you’ll find it here. 

On that tip, I’m pleased to say I’ve had a story called Places Satellites Go To Die due for publication over at (b)OINK in the new year. I’ve enjoyed reading (b)OINK during the past 10 months, so it’s a pleasure to have something due for publication with them. As always, if you haven’t had a look at them,  you really should.

Well, that’s it. Another year nearly gone. All the best, and see you in 2018.



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