Short Reading Ephemera: March 2022

I didn’t have as much time to read in March, and I when I did I struggled to find stories that intrigued me. That was no fault of the stories, just a reflection of where I was with my reading energy. I find reading, while easier than writing and thoroughly enjoyable, is still enough of a creative endeavor that I need a certain amount and the right type of mental energy for it.

It should be no surprise, therefore, that there’s an undercurrent of humor this month. Anyway, here’s what I read and loved:

Bhatia, P.I. by Shiv Ramdas in Light Speed magazine.

A funny story that somehow combines demons, djin, a profit oriented Indian mother, and realestate shenanigans. Having once had Indian in-laws, I can relate to both the mother and the realestate.

She Calls by Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas in Apparition Lit.

A lovely, haunting tale of rain, dreams, and goddesses.

Rider Reviews for FerrymanCharon by Guan Un at Translunar Travelers Lounge

This is exactly what the title says, and it’s funny.

The Diary of Thisne Ome by Thomas Ouphe at Metaphorisis

A rich, layered story that looks at choices, memories, and why some things are kept secret.

Jins by Mehak Khan in a new publication called Tasavvur.

Yes, another Jin story, and also fun.

I also post book recommendations on BookBub.


Until next time. Read wide and short.