This is a list of the best short stories I’ve read in the past month. These stories were published online, though some may also have been published in a print journal or e-zine. These online stories represent excellent work, often by new writers, and I simply wish them well and a wider audience.
August through October 2017
Only one title, not because nothing good was posted but because I have not been able to search them out and read them. Still, this one is a gem:
Ghostling by E. Catherine Tobler http://thedarkmagazine.com/ghostling/
E. Catherine Tobler: http://ecatherine.com
The Dead Father Cookbook by Ashley Boom http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/the-dead-father-cookbook/ Ashley Bloom: http://www.ashleyblooms.com/
Ten Thousand Sleeping Beauties by Jocelyn Koehler http://lunastationquarterly.com/story/ten-thousand-sleeping-beauties Jocelyn Koehler: http://www.teamblood.org
Each of these are by writers without long publishing credentials but are excellent strong voices.
Other Good July 2017 stories
Birds on an Island by Charlie Bookout https://www.shimmerzine.com/birds-on-an-island/
The Voice of the People by Alison Moore http://weirdfictionreview.com/2017/07/the-voice-of-the-people/
The Hidden by Melissa Pleckham http://hellohorror.com/2217_MelissaPleckham_TheHidden.htm