The Cover Wars

We’re not shallow, really. Except on Saturdays, when the cover of a book is all that matters. Welcome to the Cover Wars! Janet: From the colours, style of illustration, and title font, I would hazard a guess that these stories are bowdlerized and abridged – but I bet I would …

The Cover Wars: Short Stories

In keeping with this month’s theme, this week’s cover wars (the part of the blog where we judge books by their covers) focuses on short story covers. Steph: It kind of reminds of Scooby Doo Halloween episodes. The art is so cartoony and stylized and the “evil” guys don’t really look that scary, …

Light-hearted short stories

Short stories in high school anthologies tended toward the bleak. Nothing was resolved, nothing quite made sense, and everyone was unhappy in a sort of run-down, hopeless way. I was not fond of short stories. There were a few exceptions: Budge Wilson’s “The Metaphor” was a bright light, bleak, yes, …