2018 Challenge

The challenge/New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to read 365 short stories. I’m basically piggybacking on the goal of Trent A. Reynolds, who is  a fellow member of this FaceBook Group dedicated to classic paperbacks. Something about this goal spoke to me, it’s lofty, yet realistic. The plan is to do episodes on some of these yarns as well. Thanks for the idea, Trent.

Short Story Title, Author, Collection/Anthology/Magazine/Website Title, Publisher, Date Read

1. “The Axe Bites Deep” by Philip Ketchum, Bretwalda, Altus Press (1/05/2018)

2. “Vandal” by Philip Ketchum, Bretwalda, Altus Press (1/05/2018)

3. “Altar of the Moon” by Stacey Berg, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/06/2018)

4. “A Sword for Leif the Lucky” by Philip Ketchum, Bretwalda, Altus Press (1/06/2018)

5. “Wyrd of War” by Bill Ward, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/07/2018)

6. “The Last Scream of Carnage” by Phil Emery, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/08/2018)

7. “The Battle of Raven Kill” by Jeff Draper, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/09/2018)

8. “What Heroes Leave Behind” by Nicholas Ian Hawkins, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/10/2018)

9. “Paths of Conquest” by Philip Ketchum, Bretwalda, Altus Press (1/12/2018)

10. “Fatefist at Torkas Nahl” by David Pitchford, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/13/2018)

11. “The Beast of Averoigne” by Clark Ashton Smith, The Eldritch Dark (1/13/2018)

12. “Deep in the Land of the Ice and Snow” by Ty Johnston, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/14/2018)

13. “Mountain Scarab” by Jeff Stewart, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/14/2018)

14. “The Bronze Image” by Clark Ashton Smith, The Eldritch Dark (1/14/2018)

15. “The Abominations of Yondo” by Clark Ashton Smith, The Eldritch Dark (1/16/2018)

16. “Checkmate” by Clark Ashton Smith, The Eldritch Dark (1/17/2018)

17. “The Dark Age” by Clark Ashton Smith, The Eldritch Dark  (1/19/2018)

18. “Beyond the Wall of Sleep” by H . P . Lovecraft,  The H . P . Lovecraft Archive (1/20/2018)

19. “The Habitants of Middle Islet” by William Hope Hodgson, Dark Imaginings: A Collection of Gothic Fantasy, Dell Publishing (1/20/2018)

20. “Lair of the Cherufe” by Angeline Hawkes,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/23/2018)

21. “To Be A Man” by Robert Rhodes, Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/24/2018)

22. “The Red Worm’s Way” by James Enge,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/30/2018)

23.  “To Destroy All Flesh” by Michael Ehart,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/30/2018)

24.  “Guardian of Rage” by Thomas M. MacKay,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/30/2018)

25.  “Claimed by Birthright” by Christopher Heath,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/30/2018)

26.  “The Hand that Holds the Crown” by Nathan Meyer,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/30/2018)

27.  “The Dawn Tree” by S . C . Bryce,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/30/2018)

28.  “An Uneasy Truce in Ulam-Bator” by Allen B. Lloyd & William Clunie,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (1/30/2018)

29. “The Mask Oath” by Steve Goble,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (2/01/2018)

30.  “Valley of Bones” by Bruce Durham,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (2/01/2018)

31.  “Red Hands” by Harold Lamb,  Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure, Rogue Blades Entertainment (2/02/2018)

32. “Duar the Accursed” by Clifford Ball, New Worlds For Old, Ballantine Books (2/03/2018)

33. “Silence: A Fable” by Edgar Allan Poe, New Worlds For Old, Ballantine Books (2/09/2018)

34. “The Children of the Night” by Robert E. Howard, The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, Del Rey Books (2/13/2018)

 

 

 

 

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