The Magic of Short Stories

For the first post on the new setup, I give you a great quote on short stories from Michael Kelly, the man behind Shadows & Tall Trees and Best Weird Fiction anthologies.

I love short stories. I love the way they whisk you away to another place. I love how compact short stories are. You can experience so much in 5 minutes, 20 minutes, what have you. I love their language, their diversity, and the way they convey so much in so little words. They are magic. They are, to me, the perfect art form. I will always champion the short story. It’s a lot of work to put together an anthology. But it’s worth it. Here’s to many more years of magic.

– Michael Kelly April, 2013