The winter solstice marks both the start of winter and the shortest day of the year. So why not take advantage of the long winter night to curl up with a good short story?” ~ Nancy Christie, founder of Celebrate Short Fiction Day
When publishing house Pixel Hall Press got in touch with me regarding the second Annual Celebrate Short Fiction Day (which is TODAY – 21st December!) I thought that it was wonderful idea.
Founded by author Nancy Christie, Pixel Hall Press are issuing a challenge to book lovers, bloggers, publishers, book sellers and reviewers everywhere, and that is simply to celebrate our love of short fiction.
Before I started blogging I didn’t tend to read all that many short stories or novellas. However I’m so pleased to say that this is something which blogging has completely transformed for me and now I absolutely love being able to read a satisfying and well-formed story in one sitting. With my ever-growing ‘To-Be-Read’ pile, short stories are perfect for me. They are just something that little bit different and help to mix things up a bit when I’m working my way through my full length novels. The other thing I love about short stories is how they seem to encourage those who aren’t all that keen on reading. Knowing a story is going to be quick and easy to get through can be reassuring to those who don’t have the time or inclination to read full length novels.
So what better way to spend the shortest day of the year than by reading a short story? To celebrate I will be posting a review for the last short story that I read, the delightful La Belle Femme by Aine Greaney.
Visit the Pixel Hall Press website for more information and ideas on how to enjoy CSFD. If you’re on Twitter don’t forget to use the hashtag #CSFD.