Crafting a great short story is almost becoming a lost art these
days. There's a wealth of talented writers churning out a plentiful
supply of incredible novels, but in the short story format the list
seems a bit...well, short. Mystery anthologies might be the one
exception, as the last few years have seen a surfeit of authors
bringing their collective talents together under one book cover.
But even those have been, at times, a mix of brilliant and ho-hum.
The more mediocre storylines read as if they were outlines for
novels that never quite