Short fiction thread

Talk about short fiction you’ve read, talk about short fiction in general. I just re-read this because it was mentioned in an article:

http://strangehorizons.com/2015/20151221/kingfisherbees-f.shtml

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/tourist.htm

I loved this one. It reads like if a Kelly Link short story remotely lived up to the hype surrounding her work.

Man I really like Kelly Link! Her stories are weird, and I guess that’s enough for me these days.

I read this a while ago and it’s really stuck with me.

Greg Egan’s “Learning to Be Me”

Altmann's Tongue

by Brian Evenson
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http://ichorfalls.chainsawsuit.com/

ray bradbury’s “the fog horn”

http://maryrobinettekowal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/evilrobotmonkeyMRK.pdf

The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/yu_04_11/

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http://www.rifters.com/crawl/?p=5875

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Not the best read during lunch, but wow

Body horror, web 2.0 horror, existential dread - the works!

File under: short fiction that could make a pretty good game

Are there any other Borges fans here? I find him to be memorable in a subtle way, his stories just seem to drift back into mind from time to time. La biblioteca de Babel more then others. https://archive.org/details/TheLibraryOfBabel

I’m curious how y’all find and consume your short fiction.
I got on a short horror stories kick a while back and was printing PDFs to read:
I love the story Far Below by Robert Barbour Johnson
The Shambler from the Stars by Robert Bloch is also a really good tale.
Burial of the Rats by Bram Stoker, plays to his usual strengths as a writer, and is worth checking out.

More recently I started listening to Levar Burton Reads


I’ve been looking up the authors of the pieces I like. Which is how I found this lovely piece;
https://www.tor.com/2013/02/20/the-water-that-falls-on-you-from-nowhere/