A Year of Stories – Collection 2: Black Coral by Steve Spalding is a project with the intriguing premise that a story will be written each day of the year. Specifically, each weekday, but there are sections entitled weekend writing. I reviewed the work Spalding published for January and paid attention to two things. Firstly, did he write every day? Yes, and has been mentioned, sometimes on the weekend. Secondly, were the stories interesting or was it just a vocabulary dump? For January, yes stories were interesting, some more so than others, but I was overall impressed.