Wednesday, May 12, 2010

national short story month

May is National Short Story Month. It may not be as "old" as National Poetry Month (see this post), but it is just as inspiring! I love a good short story. To me, a well written short story is the epitome of good writing. An entire story, theme, character, and message is delivered in so few pages. That's a pretty tall order, so I have a healthy respect for a good short story author. Here are some of my faves, in no particular order.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Artist of the Beautiful
The Minister's Black Veil
Rappaccini's Daughter
Young Goodman Brown

Edgar Allen Poe
The Cask of Amontillado
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Purloined Letter
The Tell-Tale Heart

Ambrose Bierce
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper

Flannery O'Connor
Everything That Rises Must Converge

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