There were many great stories in August, but these four were the ones that floored me.
My top four in every category (except that one I always miss). So much good stuff this year, it was incredibly hard to pick.
In July 2015, just now wrapping up, I read 61 pieces of 2015 award eligible fiction. Most of those were flash and short stories, but it included a few novels and longer-form pieces. These 9 are the ones that will stick with me most and longest, including my favorite novel of 2015 so far.