"The quest for Blank Claveringi " by patricia highsmith From Eleven This is movie an awesome, darkly humorous adventure-horror tale. Tense, strange, nail-biting, excruciating, and, wow, what an ending! "On seeing the 100 Perfect Girl One beautiful April Morning" by haruki murakami From The Elephant Vanishes This bittersweet story is about the self-examination (and often regret) that follows a chance not taken, when you realize just a little bit too late that yes, that's. Hopefully this story will help encourage the reader to embrace opportunity when it arises. "The fog Horn" by ray bradbury From The golden Apples of the sun I was raised on the science fiction short story, lucky enough to have my bedtime stories read from collections of shorts of Arthur. Clarke's reptilian planets and ray bradbury's spooky coming-of-age tales. Through childhood and into my adult life, "The fog Horn" remains my favorite for its clever storytelling and conjuring prose of a misguided sea monster looking for love.
Beautiful, rich, bite sized and deliciously dark. He takes the classic fairy tale back to its blood-soaked roots and makes you question everything. Gin "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela carter From The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories a young woman — recently married to a mysterious, much older man — is curious about her new home; once her husband is away she investigates part of the estate. And discovers his gruesome secret. Erotic, dark, and unsettling, "The Bloody Chamber" is among the best of Carter's work. Also, after reading it, you may never look at a fig quite the same way again. "Under the jaguar Sun" by Italo calvino From Under the jaguar Sun Bloody episodes from Mexico's indigenous and colonial periods are explored through regional cuisine enjoyed by a husband and wife on holiday who have substituted the sensory delights of taste for sexual intimacy. Each dish reveals something twist of the dynamic of their estrangement and culminates in the discovery of an ancient cuisine whose secret is purportedly tied to human sacrifice and cannibalism. Calvino's exploration of taste does not waste a single word; every sentence is as essential and mouthwatering as the dishes that push the narrative forward.
The closest thing I could compare it to would be a cartoon, with its defective car mysteriously exploding over and over. There truly is no one else who writes like leyner, and this little miracle is one of the many mind-blowing stories in a legendary collection. "The sutton pie safe" by pinckney benedict From Town Smokes A lot of tension is squeezed into a 10-page story. A rural boy watches as his father kills a snake; meanwhile, a judge's wife visits to negotiate over a family heirloom. "The color Master" by aimee bender From my mother She killed me, my father he ate me: Forty new fairy tales "Donkeyskin" is a lesser-known fairy tale, full of incest and horrors but, as always, with a grain of hope and love at the end. Aimee bender takes this tale and spins it in a beautiful new way, reimagining the story and the world from the perspective of the dressmaker instead of the princess. Watch as the dressmaker tries to give the princess strength and hope through the magical creation of a dress. Caitlin "Snow, Glass, Apples" by neil gaiman From Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions gaiman's imaginative retelling of "Snow White" is the red-velvet cupcake of short stories.
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Parker was always wonderfully witty, but "Big Blonde" is one of little her few works that transcends snark and ends up in a place of heartbreaking literary beauty. "Lamb to the Slaughter" by roald Dahl From The best of roald Dahl I read this when I was probably a little too young, but it was the catalyst for whetting my appetite for everything dark and noir. And it was chosen for an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents for extra skull-smashy fun! "Northwestward" by Isaac Asimov from Magic: The final Fantasy collection Asimov created sarcastically intellectual scenarios in science fiction and fantasy. Here, batman's obsessive concern is discretely considered by members of the "Black widowers" club. Asimov teases us with illusions that the reader may have control of the outcome. Dennis "Harrison Bergeron" by kurt Vonnegut From Welcome to the monkey house: Stories I like this story because it shows the kind of world that results from mandated equality.
Since equality doesn't even exist in nature, the only thing man's overreaching attempt accomplishes is to drag the most intelligent and gifted down to the level of the lowest common denominator. A fine example of standard-lowering for the sake of making everyone "equal." Hobie "The raft" by Stephen King From skeleton Crew I love this story. It is absolutely terrifying. It taps into the primordial fear of darkness, water, and what may lurk beneath. It is well written, succinct, and everything a short story should. I'd recommend it to anyone and even go so far as to claim it is King's best work. "The suggestiveness of One Stray hair in an Otherwise perfect coiffure" by mark leyner From my cousin, my gastroenterologist Although it's just a half-page long, this story made me realize that you can do anything in fiction.
"O Ugly bird!" first appeared in the december 1951 issue of the. Magazine of Fantasy and Science fiction. This short story marked the world's first acquaintance with John the balladeer, a wanderer of the Appalachian wilderness who has a penchant for helping out folks in need, armed with a silver guitar and an encyclopedic knowledge of myth and lore. Manly wade wellman's introduction to one of his most beloved characters immediately showcases the author's appreciation and affinity for the people and folklore of Appalachia, told in a voice that magically chronicles landscape and atmosphere while depicting a grand celebration of good in the world. Being the first story of John the balladeer i ever read, and the one that led me to the rest of Wellman's works, "O Ugly bird!" will forever go down as my favorite short story.
"The daisy dolls" by felisberto hernández from The Oxford book of Latin American Short Stories Born in Uruguay, felisberto hernández is today largely unknown outside of south America, but "The daisy dolls" is world-class writing. Vivid and unsettling, the matter-of-fact presentation of strange happenings within the disintegrating marriage between two increasingly unstable individuals brings to mind a more darkly sexual Kafka and prefigured the fabulists and magical realists who would follow and be influenced by him: Borges, garcia márquez, calvino. It is the kind of story that takes root in your brain, leaving you thinking about it days or months (or years!) later. "Reeling for the Empire" by karen Russell From Vampires in the lemon Grove: Stories The new York times describes "Reeling for the Empire" as "first-rate, elegant horror." Russell's unnerving story about exploited workers is complicated. It's grotesque and beautiful, powerful and hopeless. The disturbing images Russell creates will continue to haunt you long after the story ends. "Pastoralia" by george saunders From Pastoralia surreal yet melancholic. This is the story that opened my eyes to the joy that is george saunders. Dot "Big Blonde" by dorothy parker From The portable dorothy parker.
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of ray bradbury. Ray bradbury is far and away my favorite author, but I couldn't decide which of his stories to choose. So i chose this, a beautifully written love letter to one of the great American literary treasures. I had the pleasure of listening. Gaiman read this story in person and was reduced to a sobbing mess. Kathy "Report on the barnhouse Effect" by kurt Vonnegut From, welcome to the monkey house, i first read this story in high school and have never forgotten the feeling it movie gave me of possibilities, that individuals can have an impact on the world. Spencer "O Ugly bird!" by manly wade wellman From. Who fears the devil?
Amy hempel is a master of the minimalist form. She is a crack-up, a heartbreaker, and truly a master of words. This short story will end up subtly becoming a part of your memory, so that someday you'll wonder, wait, did that happen to me? "On seeing the 100 Perfect Girl One beautiful April Morning" by haruki murakami From, the Elephant Vanishes, i heard this story read on npr one night. I found it argumentative so interesting, i had to find the story and read it myself. Plus, it introduced me to murakami's writing. Stesha "The man Who forgot ray bradbury" by neil gaiman From.
more than any other. "The Story of How ivan ivanovich quarreled with ivan nikiforovich" by nikolai gogol From, the collected Tales of nikolai gogol. Humor is often lost in translation when it comes to russian authors, but Gogol's humor always shines through. This story is about an absurd argument that happens between two well-respected members of society, who also happen to be best friends. All the important members of the community do what they can to reconcile the two ivans, but things continually get worse, to the point of absolute surrealism. Lozano "In the cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried" by Amy hempel From, the collected Stories of Amy hempel. For me, this is a perfect short story. It says so much with so little.
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