A few weeks ago I received some copies of Every Day Fiction’s second annual year’s best anthology, and I’ve been reading a story or two here and there. I’m not done yet, but so far the anthology has proven to be as enjoyable and rewarding as its predecessor. Containing 100 flash fiction stories from EDF’s second year of operations, the book contains such a myriad of voices, styles, techniques, and types of stories that you will never find yourself reading the same thing twice. It’s a perfect ‘slow read’ anthology, the sort of thing you can dip into one little piece at a time for months.
I’m pleased to say that two of my stories, Davy’s Toy Box and The Goon Eternal, were selected for inclusion in the anthology — and, as a matter of fact, The Goon Eternal actually closes out the book. That’s a fantastic honor for a story in any anthology, and even moreso in such a fine collection as the EDF folks have assembled. Hats off to Jordan, Camille, Steven, and the rest of the EDF crew for their continuing success with such a groundbreaking publication — here’s hoping they’ll have many more ‘years best’ anthologies in their future.