Short Story Index

An index of all the stories in my short fiction reading roundups. Alphabetical by author.

Alden, J.W. “Braving the Morrow Candle’s Wane.”

Alfar, Dean Francis. “Terminós”

Allan, Nina. “The Art of Space Travel.”

Amadin, Ogbewe. “Riddle.”

Anders, Charlie Jane. “Cake Baby (A Kango and Sharon Adventure.”

Anders, Charlie Jane. “Love Might Be Too Strong a Word.”

Anders, Charlie Jane. “Rat Catcher’s Yellow.”

Anders, Charlie Jane. “Reliable People.”

Anderson, G.V. “Das Steinbeschöpe.”

Anderson, G.V. “Four Stops.”


Badger, Darcie Little. “Black, Their Regalia.”

Badger, Darcie Little. “Nkásht íí.” 

Badger, Darcie Little. “Owl vs. the Neighborhood Watch.”

Badger, Darcie Little. “The Whalebone Parrot.”

Baker, Kage. “Are You Afflicted with Dragons?”

Balder, Bo. “The Bridgegroom.”

Banker, Ashok K. “The Goddess Has Many Faces.”

Banker, Ashok K. “Tongue.”

Barber, Jess. “Maybe Look Up.”

Barber, Jess and Sara Saab. “Pan-Humanism: Hope and Pragmatics.”

Barnett, Barbara. “43 Responses to ‘In Memory of Dr. Alexandra Nako.'”

Bates, J.E. “Cold Blue Sky.”

Beagle, Peter S. “The Story of Kao Yu.”

Beamon, James. “Three Meetings of the Pregnant Man Support Group.”

Bear, Elizabeth. “In Libres.”

Bell, Ian M. “When You’re Ready.”

Berkow, Evan. “Claire Weinraub’s Top Five Sea Monster Stories (For Allie).”

Bigelow, Susan Jane. “The Heart’s Cartography.”

Black, Holly. “The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue.” 

Bloom, Ryan. “They, We, Me.”

Bolander, Brooke. “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies.”

Bolekaja, Lisa. “Three Voices.”

Bonnano, Dawn. “Feeding Mr. Whiskers.”

Bovenmyer, Karen. “We Are Still Feeling.”

Bowes, Richard. “The Duchess and the Ghost.”

Brennan, Marie. “The Şiret Mask” 

Broaddus, Maurice. “The Ache of Home.”

Bright, Matthew. “The Library of Lost Things.”

Buckell, Tobias. “A Different Kind of Place.”

Bunn, Austin. “Ledge.”

Burgoine, Nathan. “The Psychometry of Snow.” 

Burke, Chelsea. “Say, She Toy.”


Cade, Octavia. “The Huntsman’s Sequence.”

Cahill, Martin. “Bear Language.”

Cahill, Martin. “Godmeat.”

Calaby, Tara. “The Silver Witch.”

Chandrasekera, Vajra. “Heron of Earth.”

Cho, Zen. “Prudence and the Dragon.”

Chu, John. “Hold-Time Variations.”

Chu, John. “How to Piss Off a Failed Super Solider.” 

Chu, John. “勢孤取和 (Influence Isolated, Make Peace)”

Chu, John. “Making the Magic Lightning Strike Me.” 

Chu, John. “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere.” 

Cipri, Nino. “It Happened to Me: I Melded My Consciousness with the Giant Alien Mushroom Floating Above Chicago”

Cipri, Nino. “It Happened to Me: I Was Brought Back to Avenge My Death, But Chose Justice Instead” 

Cipri, Nino. “It Happened to Me: My Doppleganger Stole My Credit Card Info, and then My Life”

Cipri, Nino. “The Shape of My Name.”

Cipri, Nino. “A Thing with Teeth.”

Coen, Pip. “Welcome to Astuna.”

Cooney, C.S.E. “Though She Be But Little.”

Connolly, Tina. “Pipecleaner Sculptures and Other Necessary Work.”

Cuyegkeng, Elaine. “These Constellations Will Be Yours.”


Dandenell, Karl. “We Who Stay Behind.”

Danvers, Dennis. “Penelope Waits.”

Das, Indrapramit. “Weep for Day.”

Das, Indrapramit. “Worldless.”

Dawson, Delilah S. “Catcall.”

de Bodard, Aliette. “Children of Thorns, Children of Water.”

de Bodard, Aliette. “A Hundred and Seventy Storms.”

de Bodard, Aliette. “Immersion.” 

de Bodard, Aliette. “Lullaby for a Lost World.”

de Bodard, Aliette. “Memorials.”

de Bodard, Aliette. “The Moon Over Red Trees.”

de Bodard, Aliette. “A Salvaging of Ghosts.”

de Bodard, Aliette. “The Waiting Stars.”

Debonnaire, Meredith. “The Life and Times of Angel Evans.”

DeMeester, Kristi. “The Lightening Bird.”

Divya, S.B. “An Unexpected Boon.”

Donnelly, Lara Elena. “The Witches of Athens.”

Draydon, Nicky. “Wrath of the Porcelain Gods.”

Duncan, Hal. “Sic Him, Hellhound! Kill! Kill!”

Duncan, Hal. “The Disappearance of James H____.”


Edelstein, Jonathan. “Of Letters They Are Made.”

El-Mohtar, Amal. “Madeleine.”

El-Mohtar, Amal. “The Truth About Owls.”

Emrys, Ruthanna. “Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land.”


Fabian, Katherine. “In Orbit.”

Fitzwater, A.J. “The Wild Ride of Untamed Stars.”

Fox, Sara. “When the Letter Comes.”

Fraimow, Rebecca. “Further Arguments in Support of Yudah Cohen’s Proposal to Bluma Zilberman.”

Fraimow, Rebecca. “Suradanna and the Sea.”


Gailey, Sarah. “Bargain.”

Gailey, Sarah. “A Lady’s Maid.”

Gilman, Carolyn Ives. “We Will Be All Right.”

Gladstone, Max. “A Kiss with Teeth.”

Gladstone, Max. “The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom.”

Goss, Theodora. “In Autumn.” 

Goss, Theodora. “Red as Blood and White as Bone.”

Gratton, Tessa. “Three True Things.”

Gregory, Daryl. “The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm.” 

Gregory, Daryl. “Second Person, Present Tense.”

Grey, Caspian. “The King of Ashland County.”

Grey, Caspian. “Promises of Spring.”

Grey, Laura. “Water Like Air.”

Griffith, Nicola. “Cold Wind.”


Harris, Nin. “Violets on the Tongue.”

Harrow, Alix E. “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies.”

Hawksmoor, Cae. “Requiem for the Unchained.”

Headley, Maria Dahvana. “Some Gods of El-Paso.”

Hernandez, Carlos. “Origins.”

Hijazi, Nabil and Ted Infinity. “The Peacock.”

Hill, Joseph Allen. “The Venus Effect.”

Hoffman, Ada. “The Scrape of Tooth and Bone.”

Hoffman, Ada and A. Merc Rustad. “I Sing Against the Silent Sun.”

Hoffman, Nina Kiriki. “Don’t Answer.”

Hollowell, Sarah. “Crow’s Eye.”

Hopkinson, Nalo. “Can’t Beat ‘Em.”

Howard, Kat. “The Calendar of Saints.”

Howard, Kat. “The Green Knight’s Wife.”

Howard, Kat. “A Life in Fictions.”

Howard, Kat. “Maiden, Hunter, Beast.”

Howard, Kat. “A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds.”

Howard, Kat. “The Saint of the Sidewalk.”

Howard, Kat. “Seven Salt Tears.” 

Howard, Kat. “The Sound of Salt and Sea.”

Huang, S.L. “By Degrees and Dilatory Time.”

Hui, Chi. “The Heaven-Moving Way.”

Hurley, Kameron. “Tumbledown.”

Hurley, Kameron. “The War of Heroes.”


Jackson, Jessi Cole. “The Waters and Wild of Winter Street.”

Jemisin, N.K. “The City Born Great.”

Jhala, Meera. “Elsewhere.”

Jingfang, Hao. “The Loneliest Ward.” 

Johnson, Kij. “Tool-Using Mimics.” 

Jones, Micheal M. “Sea of Strangers.”

Jones, Rachel K. “The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles.”

Jones, Rachel K. “The Greatest One-Star Restaurant in the Whole Quadrant.”


Kanakia, Rahul. “Here Is My Thinking on a Situation That Affects Us All.”

Kanakia, Rahul. “A Coward’s Death.”

Kendall, Mikki. “Snow White.”

Khaw, Cassandra. “She Who Hungers, She Who Waits.”

Khaw, Cassandra. “What to Do When It’s Nothing But Static.”

Khaw, Cassandra. “When We Die on Mars.”

Killjoy, Margaret. “Everything That Isn’t Winter.”

Killjoy, Margaret. “Imagine a World So Forgiving.”

Killjoy, Margaret. “Men of the Ashen Morrow.”

Kingfisher, T. “The Dryad’s Shoe.”

Kingfisher, T. “Packing.”

Kingfisher, T. “Telling the Bees.”

Kiste, Gwendolyn. “The Twelve Rules of Etiquette at Miss Firebird’s School for Girls.” 

Kooy, Andrew F. “Clap Your Hands”

Kosanu, Iori. “Next Station, Shibuya.”

Kornher-Stace, Nicole. “Last Chance.”

Kowal, Mary Robinette. “American Changling.”

Kowal, Mary Robinette. “Midnight Hour.”

Kowal, Mary Robinette. “The Worshipful Society of Glovers.”

Kritzer, Naomi. “Bits.”

Kritzer, Naomi. “Cat Pictures Please.”

Kritzer, Naomi. “Paradox.”

Kushner, Ellen. “The Man with Knives.”

Kushner, Ellen. “The Swordsman Whose Name Was Not Death.”

Kushner, Ellen and Ysabeau S. Wilce. “One Last Great Adventure.”


Lamb, Sacha. “Avi Cantor Has Six Months to Live.”

Larson, Rich. “The Green Man Cometh.”

Larson, Rich. “Travelers.”

Le Guin, Ursula. “Mountain Ways.”

Lecher, Kate. “The Hulder’s Husband Says Don’t.”

Leckie, Ann. “The Nalendar.”

Leckie, Ann. “The Night’s Slow Poison.” 

Leckie, Ann and Rachel Swirsky. “Maiden, Mother, Crone.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “The Contemporary Foxwife.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “Extracurricular Activities.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “Foxfire, Foxfire.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “The Mermaid’s Teeth.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “The Queen’s Aviary.” 

Lee, Yoon Ha. “Shadow’s Weave.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “Snakes.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “The Starship and the Temple Cat.”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “Two to Leave”

Lee, Yoon Ha. “Wine.”

Lemberg, Rose. “The Book of How to Live.”

Lemberg, Rose. “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War.”

Lindholm, Megan. “Old Paint.”

Lindskold, Jane. “A Green Moon Problem.”

Lingen, Marissa. “Flow.”

Lingen, Marissa. “Out of the Woods.”

Liu, Ken. “Memories of My Mother.”

Liu, Ken. “Paper Menagerie.”

Liu, Ken. “Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon.”

Lo, Malinda. “The Cure.”

Lo, Malinda. “Ghost Town.”

Lowachee, Karin. “The Summer Mask.”

Lu, S. Qiouyi. “A Complex Filament of Light.”

Lynch, Scott. “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane.” 


MacFarlane, Alex Dally. “Written on the Hides of Foxes.”

Machado, Carmen Maria. “Help Me Follow My Sister Into the Land of the Dead.”

Machado, Carmen Maria. “Horror Story.”

Manusos, Lyndsie. “The Bells.”

Mardoll, Ana. “The Wish Giver.”

Maroon, Everett. “Treasure Acre.”

Marshall, Kate. “Red Bark and Ambergris.”

McGuire, Seanan. “Dragonflies.”

McGuire, Seanan. “Each to Each.”

McGuire, Seanan. “Fiber.”

Meadows, Foz. “Ten Day’s Grace.”

Miller, Sam J. “Angel, Monster, Man.”

Miller, Sam J. “Bodies Stacked Like Firewood.”

Miller, Sam J. “Calved.”

Miller, Sam J. “The Heat of Us: Notes Towards an Oral History.”

Miller, Sam J. “Kenneth: A User’s Manual.”

Miller, Sam J. “We Are the Cloud.”

Mills, Allison. “If a Bird Can Be a Ghost.”

Mohamed, Premee. “More Tomorrow.”

Mohanraj, Mary Anne. “Communion.” 

Mohanraj, Mary Anne. “Webs.”

Moraine, Sunny. “Dispatches from a Hole in the World.”

Moraine, Sunny. “Shape Without Form, Shade Without Color.”

Moraine, Sunny. “What Glistens Back.”

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia. “Cemetery Man.”

Mulder, Allison. “If We Live to Be Giants.”

Murray, Samantha. “The Stars That Fall.”

Muzar, Chelsea. “Not Now.”


Nagata, Linda. “The Martian Obelisk.”

Narayan, Shweta. “The Padishah Begum’s Reflections.”

Narayan, Shweta. “The River’s Children.”

Narayan, Shweta. “World of Three.”

Ness, Mari. “The Witch in the Tower.”


O’Brien, Brandon. “The Howling Detective.”

O’Connacht, Lynn. “The Princess Who Didn’t Eat Cake.”

Ogawa, Yukimi. “Rib.”

Okorafor, Nnedi. “Afrofuturist 419.”

Older, Daniel José. “Dust.”

Older, Malka. “Narrative Disorder.”

Onwualu, Chinelo. “Read Before Use.”

Owomoyela, An. “All That Touches Air.”

Owomoyela, An. “And Wash Out on Tides of War.”

Owomoyela, An and Rachel Swirsky. “Between the Dragons and Their Wrath.”


Palmer, Suzanne. “The Secret Life of Robots.”

Parker, KJ. “The Dragonslayer of Merebarton.”

Payseur, Charles. “The Death of Paul Bunyan.”

Payseur, Charles. “A Lumberjack’s Guide to Dryad Spotting.”

Payseur, Charles. “The Sound Of.”

Picchi, Aimee. “50 Ways to Leave Your Fairy Lover.”

Pinsker, Sarah. “And Then There Were (N-1).”

Pinsker, Sarah. “The Court Magician.”

Pinsker, Sarah. “Join Our Team of Time Travel Professionals.”

Pinsker, Sarah. “Under One Roof.”

Pinsker, Sarah. “What Wags the World.”

Prasad, Vina Jie-Min. “Fandom for Robots.”

Prasad, Vina Jie-Min. “Portrait of Skull with Man.”


Rather, Lina. “A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Lighthouse of Quvenle the Seer.”

Reed, Nicasio Andrés. “Glaciers Made You.”

Reid, Luc. “13 Ways to Detect Vampires Online.”

Reisman, Jessica. “Bourbon, Sugar, Grace.”

Rentz, Pamela. “Skinny Charlie’s Orbiting Teepee.” 

Roanhorse, Rebecca. “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™.” 

Robinson, Kelly. “A Human Stain.”

Roberts, Tansy Rayner. “How to Survive an Epic Journey.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “For Now, Sideways.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “The Gentleman of Chaos.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “The House at the End of the Lane Is Dreaming.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “Later, Let’s Tear Up the Inner Sanctum.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “Monster Girls Don’t Cry.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “Once, I Rose.”

Rustad, A. Merc. “This Is Not a Wardrobe Door.”

Ryan, C.C.S. “Emergency Management Protocol.”


Satifka, Erica L. “Bucket List Found in the Locker of Maddie Price, Age 14, Written Two Weeks Before the Great Uplifting of All Mankind.”

Saxey, E. “Melioration.”

Sharma, Iona. “Archana and Chandni.” 

Shvartsman, Alex. “Forty-Seven Dictums of Warfare.”

Shvartsman, Alex. “Letting Go.”

Shvartsman, Alex. “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Monsters.”

Spires, D.A. Xiaolin. “Vault.”

Stirling, Penny. “Tanith’s Sky.”

Stufflebeam, Bonnie Jo. “Everything Beneath You.”

Stufflebeam, Bonnie Jo. “Secret Keeper.”

Swirsky, Rachel. “The Day the Wizards Came.”

Sjunneson-Henry, Elsa. “A Place Out of Time.”

Szpara, K.M. “Nothing Is Pixels Here.”

Szpara, K.M. “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time.”


Takács, Bogi. “Forestspirit, Forestspirit.”

Takács, Bogi. “Standing on the Floodbanks.”

Takács, Bogi. “Three Partitions.” 

Takács, Bogi. “Towards the Luminous Towers.” 

Tam, Alison. “Beauty, Glory, Thrift.”

Tanafon, Morris. “The Last Spell of the Raven.”

Tang, Andrea. “Graveyard Girls on Paper Phoenix Wings.”

Tang, Andrea. “Hungry Demigods.”

Tang, Andrea. “The Man in the Crimson Coat.”

Tanzer, Molly. “Nine-Tenths of the Law.”

Tavares, Nathan. “Some Theories on Time Travel.”

Tem, Steve Rasnic. “A Space of One’s Own.” 

Tidbeck, Karin. “The Bone Plain.”


Valente,  Catherynne M. “The Days of Flaming Motorcycles.”

Valente, Catherynne M. “The Lily and the Horn.”

Valente, Catherynne M. “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery.”

Valente, Catherynne M. “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild.”

Valentine, Genevieve. “Given the Advantage of a Blade.”

Valentine, Genevieve. “Intro to Prom.”

Vaughn, Carrie. “Astrophilia.”

Vaughn, Carrie. “That Game We Played During War.”

Vernon, Ursula. “Bluebeard’s Wife.”

Vernon, Ursula. “The Dark Birds.”

Vernon, Ursula. “Jackalope Wives”

Vernon, Ursula. “Origin Story.”

Vernon, Ursula. “Pocosin.”

Vernon, Ursula. “Sun, Moon, Dust.”

Vernon, Ursula. “Toad Words.”

Vernon, Ursula. “The Tomato Thief.”

Vitallo, Blaine. “The Weaver and the Snake.”


Wahls, Jamie. “Utopia, LOL?”

Wells, Alex. “Angel of the Blockade.”

Wells, Martha. “Night at the Opera.”

Wilde, Fran. “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud.”

Wilde, Fran. “Clearly Lettered in a Most Steady Hand.”

Wilde, Fran. “A Moment of Gravity, Circumscribed.” 

Wilde, Fran. “The Topaz Marquis.” 

Wilson, Kai Ashante. “The Devil in America.”

Wilson, Kai Ashante. Kaiju maximus®: “So Various, So Beautiful, So New.”

Wilson, Kai Ashante. “Super Bass.”

Wise, A.C. “And If the Body Were Not the Soul.”

Wise, A.C. “Excerpts from a Film (1942-1987).”

Wise, A.C. “From Stone and Bone, from Earth and Sky.”

Wise, A.C. “Her Last Breathe Before Waking.”

Wise, A.C. “Seven Cups of Coffee.”

Wise, A.C. “Wendy, Darling.”

Wiswell, John. “A Silhouette Against Armageddon.”

Wong, Alyssa. “The Auntie.”

Wong, Alyssa. “The Fisher Queen.”

Wong, Alyssa. “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers.”

Wong, Alyssa. “You’ll Surely Drown Here if You Stay.”

Wright, Tristina. “The Siren Son.”


Yáñez, Alberto. “Recognizing Gabe: Un Cuento de Hadas”

Yang, JY. “Cold Hands and the Smell of Salt.”

Yang, JY. “Old Domes.”

Yang, JY. “Secondhand Bodies.”

Yang, JY. “A Sister’s Weight in Stones.”

Yang, JY. “The Slow Ones.”

Yang, JY. “Waiting on a Bright Moon.”

Yap, Isabel. “Good Girls.”

Yap, Isabel. “The Oiran’s Song.”

Yoachim, Caroline M. “Carnival Nine.”

Yoachim, Caroline M. “Dancing with Fire.”

Yoachim, Caroline M. “Five Stages of Grief after the Alien Invasion.”

Yoachim, Caroline M. “Seasons Set in Skin.”

Yoachim, Caroline M. “Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station.”

Yu, E. Lily. “The No-One Girl and the Flower of the Further Shore.”

Yu, E. Lily. “The White-Throated Transmigrant.” 

Yu, E. Lily. “The Witch of the Orian Waste and the Boy Knight.”

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