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Short stories I liked this winter

(Note that the recommendation post for the whole year is a different post and coming soon thereafter.)

On a Branch Floating Down the River, A Wren Is Singing, Betsy Aoki (Uncanny)

The White Road or How a Crow Carried Death Over a River, Marika Bailey (Fiyah Issue 18)

When I fell apart my mother put me back together, Renee S. Christopher (Fiyah Issue 20)

Demon Fighter Sucks, Katherine Crighton (Apex)

From the Fire, Leah Cypress (Asimov’s Nov/Dec 2021)

The Last Days of Summer in the City of Olives, Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Women on the Edge of an Atomic Breakdown, Jeannine Hall Gailey (Allium)

I Swim Up From Below, Sarah Gailey (Mermaids Monthly)

All the Open Highways, Alexis Gunderson (The Deadlands)

Hourglass, Jordan Hirsch (Star*Line, Fall 2021)

The Wizard’s Book Tastes of Flight, Jennifer Hudak (Flash Fiction Online)

A Serpent for Each Year, Tamara Jerée (Strange Horizons)

Six Fictions About Unicorns, Rachael K. Jones (Uncanny)

The Bear Prince, P.H. Lee (Lightspeed)

Friendship and Other Anomalous Results, P.H. Lee (Nature Futures)

Just Enough Rain, P.H. Lee (Giganotosaurus)

The Deflection of Probability, Premee Mohamed (Escape Pod)

A Better Way of Saying, Sarah Pinsker (

Forward, Victoria, Carlie St. George (The Dark)

Every Night and All, Sonya Taaffe (Nightmare)

Letters from a Traveling Man, W.J. Tattersdill (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

The Burning Girl, Carrie Vaughn (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Saint Simon of 9th and Oblivion, Sabrina Vourvoulias (Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology)

That Story Isn’t the Story, John Wiswell (Uncanny)

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