I just finished reading Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show (v. 1) — a collection of short stories from his online magazine. I haven’t read that many short story anthologies, but of the ones I have read, this is definitely one of the best. Plenty of really awesome sci-fi and fantasy short stories in here. I really enjoyed all the stories, but the ones I especially thought were awesome were Audience by Ty Franck, The Box of Beautiful Things by Brian Dolton, and Taint of Treason by Eric James Stone. And, being an Ender fan, all of the Ender universe stories by Orson Scott Card were great.
While reading Taint of Treason, I got a sudden idea for a short story myself, and quickly wrote it while it was fresh in my mind. It’s only about 1,900 words; I think that’s that shortest short story I’ve ever written (not that I’ve written very many). It’s called Maker of the Twenty-first Moon and is about a man who sets out to kill a wizard before he takes over the world. Doesn’t that sound great?
I guess that’s really all I wanted to say today.