I noticed there was a reading discussion group, then I noticed it seemed to be for novels. I find short stories infinitely (yes, infinitely, I've done the mathing) more helpful, as in theory you have a single definite story arc in an easily dissectable form. I find the discussions on novels usually remain fairly generic, and generalized, as it's hard to get down and dirty within so much space. In a short story, though, it's easier to see how elements of story telling are working, why, where, etc, to better make sense of craft and story telling elements. Larger works are great for discussion groups as readers, but for discussion groups as writers I find short stories more feasible. Has there been one in the past that didn't work? If not, any interest in a reading group for short stories? We could pick an anthology to read from, or there are tons of stories online, which would have the added benefit of helping generate a bit more traffic to online journals. As well, there are a lot of widely anthologized stories increasingly available (legitimately) online. I'd volunteer to help lead things once in a while, or suggest stories, or whatever.