Saturday, August 18, 2018

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: T. Lee Harris

SMFS Short Story Saturdays was born out of the very successful International Short Story Month this year. Each Saturday we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.

Today for SMFS Short Story Saturdays, T. Lee Harris shares “The Maltese Groundhog” archived at Mysterical-E.  The story took first place in their “2007 Bloody Groundhog Day” contest.

If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

SMFS Member Publication News: Marilyn Holt

SMFS list member Marilyn Holt’s short story, “Everlasting Due” appears in the just released anthology, Alternative Theologies: Parables for a Modern World (Alternatives Book 3). Published by B Cube Press, it is available in print and digital formats from Amazon.


Henry Frederic Amiel stated that “Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. 
And while this book explores theology and beliefs, it is written to be kind as well as thoughtful, and at times funny. It will give you belly laughs, but it will also give understanding of the notion of believing. It will remind you that no matter what you believe, we make this journey together.
There are poems by some wonderful modern thinkers including Gwyndyn T. Alexander and Jane Yolen, that will explore the nature of our world.
Essays by David Brin and David Gerrold that explore the nature of why we believe what we do.
And then there are the stories. Funny stories, like First, that explains how Hell got started. Serious stories of redemption, as seen in Izzy Tells no Lies. Stories that explore familiar themes of the trials of Job, as seen by those around him. Questions are raised if we would even recognize a returning messiah after 2000 years of interpretations of the beliefs. 
And most important, they are well written with craft and skill that you have come to expect from B Cubed authors.

Monday, August 13, 2018

SMFS Member Publication News: V. S. Kemanis

As the group was informed just after midnight,  the second part of a series SMFS list member V. S. Kemanis is doing on “Adding Criminal Law and Procedure to Your Fiction” at the website of the New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America is now up. “Part II: Stop & Frisk, Arrest, Identification Procedures, Indictment” appears here and follows “Part 1: Search and Seizure”  located  here.