Some Beautiful Brevity

I love short stories. Writing them and reading them. During the busy holiday months, short stories are perfect. I love bite sized pieces of beautifully creepy prose or soul jarring scares that fit into those small stolen moments of reading.

A few of my favorites, should you be looking for short pieces of horror heaven during the holidays:

Beautiful Sorrows by Mercedes M. Yardley

Really. If you haven’t read her, do it now.

The Moon Will Look Strange by Lynda E. Rucker

In the Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill

Gothic! Ten Original Tales edited by Deborah Noyes

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Stiefvater, Gratton, and Yovanoff

When it comes to writing, short stories come easiest to me. It’s my natural length. I love the beauty of brevity. Many times my story ideas come from images and I will share a few with you that have snagged my imagination lately.

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And of course anything by Brian Froud.

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What are some of your favorite short stories?

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