10 of the Best Fantasy Short Stories Everyone Should Read

As a literary genre, fantasy is one of the oldest and most recent. Although modern fantasy only began to be recognised as a distinct genre in the late twentieth century, thanks largely to the popularity of J. R. R. Tolkien and his imitators, its roots can be traced back millennia. […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

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‘Wilderness Tales’ unfolds short stories with a sense of place

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