Back on the 11th of October last year I listed my favourite stories of 2012, and three months later, give or take the odd day, I’ve read a lot more stories, so it’s time to update that list.
Although I’ve read a lot of short stories in 2012, by my count only 189 of them had a 2012 publication date (excluding any stories published by TTA Press).
Looking at the books I still have in the TBR pile, I reckon I’ll still be reading 2012 stories through until the end of this year at least, so I’ll keep on updating the list as that happens, and may start a new one for my favourite stories of 2013.
The twenty titles listed below are my personal favourites out of what I’ve read so far with a publication date of 2012, and in the order in which I preferred them when writing the list about ten minutes ago.
Us, After the House Came Back by Felicity Dowker – Bread and Circuses
The Modern Stone Age by Luke Geddes – I Am a Magical Teenage Princess
Pigs by Thana Niveau – From Hell to Eternity
The Gone-Away Girl by Gary McMahon – Tales of The Weak & The Wounded
Small Animals by Alison Moore – Nightjar Press chapbook
Body Poem by Peter Gilbert – Dadaoism: An Anthology
Our Island by Ralph Robert Moore – Where Are We Going?
The Day and the Hour by Ennis Drake – Omnium Gatherum eBook
Blues Before Sunrise by Joel Lane – Visions Fading Fast
A Civil Complaint by Jason A. Wyckoff – Black Horse and Other Strange Stories
M-Funk Vs. Tha Futuregions of Inverse Funkativity by Justin Isis – Dadaoism: An Anthology
MailerDaemon by Sophia McDougall – Magic
The Callers by Ramsey Campbell – Four for Fear
The Sick Mannes Salve by George Berguno – Shadows & Tall Trees #3
Ritualism by Gary McMahon – The 13 Ghosts of Christmas
The Spooks of Shellborough by Reggie Oliver – Terror Tales of East Anglia
A Guide To Surviving Malabar by Ian Shoebridge – Where Are We Going?
To Wish on a Clockwork Heart by Felicity Dowker – Bread and Circuses
The Eyes of Water by Alison Littlewood – Spectral Press chapbook
The Elephant Girl by Nina Allan – Shadows & Tall Trees #3