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SMFS list member Earl Stagg’s short story, “The Key” appears online today at Kings River Life Magazine. You can read it for free here.

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Each Saturday, we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old.  

For SMFS Short Story Saturdays today, list member Brenda Williamson shares her 2013 short story, Happy Father’s Day: A Father’s Day Mystery Short Story, archived at Kings River Life Magazine.

If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.

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The 50th Bouchercon will be held in Dallas, Texas, this fall from October  31-November 3, 2019. As part of the coming celebration of the best in mystery and crime fiction, the 2019 Anthony Award Nominees in five categories were officially announced on the Bouchercon website earlier today. Congratulations to all the nominees who will receive their awards during the convention.
The SMFS especially congratulates two of our SMFS list members who were nominated in the Best Short Category. Those members are:

Barb Goffman for “Bug Appétit” published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: November /December 2018.  Read it here.

Art Taylor for “English 398: Fiction Workshop” published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: July/August 2018. Read it here.

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SMFS member James Blakey reports that his short story, “Picture Perfect” appears online at Crimson Streets were you can read it here for free.
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SleuthSayers: The Ones That Went Away: by Steve Liskow A few months ago, I got a new computer and did what all writers do before getting rid of the old one. I scoured it for fil...
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Little Big Crimes: The Spy Who Walked Into The Cold, by Ron Collins: "The Spy Who Walked Into The Cold," by Ron Collins, in Fiction River: Spies, 2019. Not a very short story this week.  A novel...
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TOUGH: Nick Break, fiction by M. L. Joy: Larry counted out change from his Crown Royal bag and slid each coin across the sticky bar toward the bartender, Paige. She read his dispi...
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