While the Shiny Shorts team get their heads around longer reviews again, here's some bitesize recommendations...
Blood Oranges by K.C. Shaw - Daily SF.
A fun flash tale about a vampire wanting to share his hobby with his beloved.
Fire Exit by Mhari Simpson - Tales of the Nun & Dragon (from Fox Spirit)
Another fun tale, this one about an inn beset by dragons and the girl who wants to escape it.
Cursed Motives by Marissa Lingen - Beneath Ceaseless Skies #105
A young imperial princess with a knack for casting a curse stops an invasion and rescues her ship with a couple of well placed curses. An enchanting and highly readable story.
What the Sea Wants
by P. Djeli Clark - Daily SF. A haunting story of the perils of going away with merfolk and then leaving them to return to land.