Short Story Roundup, 1.17.18

Short Story Roundup

Short Story Roundup is a feature where I gather the best short stories I’ve read this week and share them with you every Wednesday. The stories might have been published yesterday or 100 years ago, but as long as I’ve read and loved them in a given week, you’ll find them here.

I was short on time this week, so today’s list is actually only one story–but it’s a good one!


A Cat Called Grievous” by R. L. Maizes

  • genre: literary/realistic fiction
  • publication: Electric Literature
  • publication date: January 10, 2018
  • why I loved it: This story, about a cat who “adopts” a couple struggling with infertility, is chilling, and located squarely at that porous boundary between real and unreal. If you, like me, adore cats but are also a tiny bit afraid of cats, this story will hit the spot.

What short fiction have you read and enjoyed lately? For the writers out there: Has any of your work appeared online or in print this week? Tell me all about it in the comments!