Short story month

Did you know that May is Short Story Month? I had no idea! And as a lover of short stories, I hate to think I’ve been missing out on this celebration. What else have I been missing out on? Is there a Cake Month? Too Many Exclamations in Email Month? Boots for Girls with Big Calves Month? My god, have you people been celebrating Things Erin Doesn’t Know About without me?

To honor Short Story Month, I’m going to try and read a short story a day. I’ll do periodic updates here about what I’m reading, but for daily doses, friend me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter.


  1. Emily Ever says:

    Hey! I just found out about this myself. I’m determined to get into writing them more. I actually have a short story blog – mostly for people to stretch their writerly muscles, so if you are interested in reading some new voices, head over here:

    As a bonus, we also have stories from Edgar Allan Poe, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, just to shake things up. I always thought Poe’s Masque of the Red Death would make a really awesome movie.

  2. Celebrate short stories with your own new story in Jet Fuel Review’s 2014 spring edition, “Crack of the Fruit.” I was checking on my story there and found yours. Always a treat to discover a new writer I admire. Well done.

  3. erin flanagan says:

    Sarah, thanks so much, and I loved your story! The tension when he opens his coat is fantastic, as well as her reaction. I’m looking forward to reading more of your work!

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