Short story challenge

It is no secret that I am going thru a reading slump.

Since the beginning of 2021, I just can’t catch a good reading rhythm.

Yesterday, I was trying to put some sense of order in my bookshelves, and I came across a series of anthologies by Robert E. Howard, the famous creator of Conan The Barbarian.

It hit me, that maybe I can start my day not only with my standard issued black coffee, it can be accompanied with a short but sweet story, so I begin scheming.

For the remaining days of the year I will start my reading day with a short story, that’s 332 stories.

To kick off this new mini project, I’ll read a story from the book that inspire it, The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian.

And the first story in this anthology will be The Phoenix and the Sword, originally published on Weird Tales of December 1932.

For now, I am going off to read.

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