Because today (December 22) is the shortest day of the year, it’s the day when we celebrate the shortest but most brilliant form of literature, the short story. (It’s actually a UK holiday, but the rest of us are encouraged to join in.) You can listen to short stories on the National Short Story Day website. Or write a very short one of your own (ten words maximum) and share it via Twitter.
If you’re looking for a terrific short story to read at some point during the day, here’s a link to one of my all-time favourites, Charles D’Ambriosio’s Her Real Name.
Finally, here’s a roundup of the short story collections I’ve read over the past year, along with mini-reviews of each.