For the last several months, I've posted a Fiction Friday guide with an eye toward increasing the readership of some very writers here on OS. Nick Carraway and Femme Forte took over the reigns on a couple of occasions when I was otherwise engaged and both did a superb job in their own right. My thanks, once more, to both of them.
This week, I've decided to do something a little different. Instead of supplying links to individual stories, I'm giving you a list of the geniuses behind the stories you've been reading week after week. I encourage you to check out each of these remarkable writers, as they are all immensely talented. Open Salon is home to some of the finest talent anywhere. When I first began posting the Fiction Friday columns, it was a hit or miss proposal to find and read items of fiction on OS. With recent changes implemented in the search function, it is now possible (and even, dare I say, easy) to plug in the newly-added "fiction" criteria and come up with a workable list of the most recent fiction posts - assuming, of course, that the writer has tagged his or her post as fiction. (Thank you, Judy Berman)
With these improvements in place, I have decided to bow out and leave the searching to each of you. Yes, this is my swan song. But, I'm leaving you with a list of links to all (okay, well, most - I'm not perfect and I may miss some) of your current and future favorite fiction writers. With any luck, I may even get around to posting that link at the side of my blog with a list of all past Fiction Friday p0sts and the swan song list of writers.
Happy reading, happy posting and happy searching! Here's the list, in no particular order:
I hope all these links work because I'm not up to checking them at the moment. My eyes are literally crossed. I may never see straight again. See? That's how truly selfless I am. I gave up my eyesight for you people. Hard to believe, isn't it?
So, go. Read. You can thank me later.