Mysteryrat's Maze has a new podcast up, featuring Ariel Linn performing Debra Goldstein's Fourth of July story, "Pig Lickin' Good."
From the group keeping mystery & crime stories in the public eye since 1996
O'Neil De Noux: "Fort Dumpster."
David H. Hendrickson: "Laugh Track."
Annie Reed: "My Father the Popsicle."
Leigh Saunders: "Virtual Oracle."
Smita Harish Jain. "The Fraud of Dionysus."
Richard Helms. "Sweeps Week."
G. M. Malliet. "The White Star."
Gigi Pandian. "The Locked Room Library."
Joseph S. Walker. "The Last Man in LaFarge."
There is a new source for FREE new crime stories: Modern Mayhem Online. The first batch includes "The Walk" by Kevin Tipple, and "Feel the Pain" by Michael Bracken.
Sharon Addy. "The Library Clue."
Kate Fellowes "A Currency of Wishes."
Joseph S. Walker. "Crown Jewel."
A whopping pile of Short Mystery Fiction Society members have a story included
TO EVERY SEASON • Mary Adler
QUARRY • Susan Alice Bickford
BLACK ON BLACK IN BLACK • MB Dabney
THE PEARL NECKLACE • E.B. Davis
RELEASING LIVES • P. A. De Voe
STRESS KILLS • Cheryl Marceau
THE CANINE CAPER • Michele Bazan Reed
THE CASE OF THE ABUSED ARTICHOKE • Cynthia Sabelhaus
CATCH AND RELEASE • Mark Thielman
KILLER’S CRUISE • Joseph S. Walker
The Bethlehem Writer's Group gave the 2021 Short Story Award to Trey Dowell's “Good Cop/Bad Cop.” The final choosing was judged by Charlaine Harris. It will be published in BWG’s anthology late next year, if all goes well.
Joslyn Chase has an article at the Write Practice on suspense: "Raise the Stakes."
Eve Fisher, “Collateral Damage.”
Robert Petyo, “Legacies.”
Bobby Mathews, “A Good Night’s Sleep.”
Michael Bracken, “Soiled Dove.”
Mystery Readers International have announced the nominations for the Macavity Awards and Short Mystery Fiction Society members have taken over the entire Short Story category.