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I Was a Teenage Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the fourth story in that collection, and the second involving Irwin, the bigfoot scion.

Published: originally in 2012 in Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, a collection of horror short stories

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 28 pages

Summary: Short version: Dresden is hired to see why Irwin, the offspring of a Bigfoot, is sick Continue reading

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AAAA Wizardry by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the third story in that collection.

Published: 2010 in The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Vol. 2: Our World

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 24 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day

Summary: Short version: Dresden relates a case as a teaching moment to a group of young Wardens Continue reading

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B is for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the second story in that collection.

Published: originally in 2012 in the short story collection Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 32 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day, between the events of Fool Moon and Grave Peril (according to Butcher’s introduction to the story

Summary: Short version: Dresden has to teach a scion of Bigfoot how to protect himself Continue reading

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Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chockshi

This is the second Pandava book. Miss Adventure saw it sitting on the library shelf and snapped it up.

Published: 2019

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 365 pages of story, 381 pages with glossary

Setting: various locations in the Overworld, soon after the events of Aru Shah and the End of Time

Summary: Short version: The pandavas must recover Kamadeva’s stolen bow and arrow Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington by Phenderson Djèlí Clark

Illustration by Odera Igbokwe. Follow the link to the story at Fireside Magazine

I recently saw a post about the nominees for the 2019 Locus Award. One of the Locus Awards is given for short stories. I checked and can access all of the nominees, so I thought I’d read and review them all. Since they’re awarded in June, I might even get them all reviewed before I find out who the winner is. Maybe. Anyways, here’s my first review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award. This story was also nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Short Story Awards.

Published: February, 2018 in Fireside Magazine

Genre: urban historical fiction

Setting: a United States with mythological creatures and magic, around the Revolutionary War time (late 1700s)

Summary: Short version: The person’s story behind each tooth George Washington acquires Continue reading

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The Guitar Hero by Maria Haskins

This was in a podcast I listened to this week. I enjoyed the story and thought I’d share, since I’m not currently reading a short story collection.

Published: Spring 2018 in Kaliedotrope, and reprinted as an audio story at Podcastle in April, 2019. Follow either link to read the story

Genre: urban fantasy

Setting: backstage to a concert, present day

Summary: Short version: Jackie and Alice exorcise a genie from a famous rock guitarist Continue reading

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The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes

It’s another Rick Riordan Presents book, this time about Mayan mythology. Miss Adventure started it and said it was worth reading. (I should have waited to see if she finished it to decide whether or not to read it, but oh well.)

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 431 pages

Setting: New Mexico and California, as well as Mayan divine realms, present day

Summary: Short version: Zane has three days to save the world from a Mayan god Continue reading

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