Short Stories

I love short stories. Short stories are a great way to get you into the mood of reading.

  • They are often short, so you are more likely to finish a short story in a matter of minutes.
  • They also leave you with a pleasure of finishing a story.
  • They are also an incentive to reach for the next read. After you finish reading a good short story, you are more likely to read another one or pick up a good book.
  • They are also something to read in between novels. After finishing a long book, short stories are there to give you an action packed, story driven, and not to demanding short story.
  • Short stories are also a new way to try new genres and authors!

A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick. A couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.

Neil Gaiman

Here’s a complete list of short stories I have highlighted on my series of Sunday Short Story Review, all spoiler free, along with a link provided on the text of the title, in ABC order:

The Aged MotherMatsuo BashoJapanese Folk Tale
A Christmas Dream, and How It Came TrueLouisa May AlcottGeneral Fiction, Moralist Story
A Good Man is Hard To FindFlannery O’ConnorGeneral Fiction, Thriller, Suspense
The Story of An HourKate ChopinGeneral Fiction
SweatZora Neale HurstonGeneral Fiction, Suspense
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?Joyce Carol OatesGeneral fiction, Suspense
The Yellow WallpaperCharlotte Perkins GilmanHorror, Suspense