I think short fiction is one of the greatest types of literature. The compressed stories, intense situations, surprising ironic twists and abrupt finishes are some of the things I love about short stories. They always leave me thinking! Here’s a list of my favorites. What are yours?
“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner
“An Angel on the Porch” by Thomas Wolfe
“Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Cold Snap” by Thom Jones
“Death by Landscape” by Margaret Atwood
“Gryphon” by Charles Baxter
“In the Gloaming” by Alice Elliott Dark
“Red Moccasins” by Susan Power
“Same Place, Same Things” by Tim Gautreaux
“The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck
“The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D. H. Lawrence
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
“The Oblong Box” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber
“The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”
by Ernest Hemingway
“Two Kinds” from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
I also enjoyed these collected stories by two of the greatest short fiction writers:
Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro
Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood
What’s your favorite genre? Leave a comment and let’s get talking!
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