Blood Spatters and Greek Myths: Short Story Collections For Teens

A new short story collection from Tamora Pierce means it’s time to take a break from writing and get busy reading:

Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce: From Amazon –  “Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy’s fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy.”

And while you’re at it, check out these other short story collections for teens:

Drollerie Press’s Playthings of the Gods (includes my story “Naiad”): From Black Sun – “Playthings of the Gods is one of Drollerie Press’ strongest anthologies to date, filled with tales both heart wrenching, and empowering.  One thing that really ties the anthology together, aside from the theme, is the very lyrical prose. While each author has a style of their own, some stories compliment each other so beautifully you would swear it was intentional.”

As long as I’m doing a little self-promotion then take a look at my collection of short stories from Sam’s Dot Publishing,  The Curse of Blackhawk Bay – “Around Lake Trillium strange events occur. Children disappear, ghosts appear, and a man bursts into flames. The lake itself is inhabited by something vast and dark. With each event there appears a crow–but what does it want? Who will be next to confront the secret of the lake and of Blackhawk Bay?”

Bloody Horowitz by Anthony Horowitz: From Booklist – “With the blood spatters from Horowitz Horror (2006) and More Horowitz Horror (2007) nearly dry, in steps the titular tale spinner bringing another 14 tales of the macabre.”

The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black: From Kirkus Reviews – “Black’s first story collection assures her place as a modern fantasy master…. Sly humor, vivid characters, each word perfectly chosen: These stories deserve reading again and again.”

The Kissing Game: Short Stories by Aidan Chambers: From Amazon – ” These provocative stories beautifully lend themselves to discussion, and once again Chambers treats us to his fiercely intelligent, finely crafted prose and his incisive understanding of the wonderings of young people on the verge of adulthood.”

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