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What is the most disturbing short story you have ever read?
I think the most initially shocking and disturbing short story I have ever read was "A Party Down at the Square" by Ralph Ellison. It was one of those stories that truly evoked a lot of emotion and also made you ask a lot of questions - like how can groups of people truly act this way? What was the most disturbing short story you've ever read and why?
Don't know if it qualifies as a short story, but I'd say Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis". Can't really say why. I don't think I ever fully processed it, but I remember it having a big impact on me when I read it. I'll have to read it again some time.
An Occurence At Owl Street Bridge by Ambrose Pierce. It is kind of hard to answer this question without giving away the plot. However, I will tell you this. It has one of the most amazing, enthralling, and yet freakishly unexpected endings. It really through me for a loop, and opened up my eyes to the real rules of writing stories. There are no rules.
"A good man is hard to find" by Flannery O'Connor. The story starts in such a humorous way. You never see the brutal end coming.
"Mr. Fiddlehead" by Jonathon Carroll. I love his books, especially the earlier ones, (and they are all strange!) but this story has stuck with me as the most disturbing.
Thinking about it just now gave me one of those body shivers where your hairs raise up.
The Lottery by shirley Jackson. Well so I don't spoil it, this is a lottery that you do not want to win
by Karen5 years ago
I just read an article on the Mythic Scribes forum that was complaining how many new writers want to jump right in and write an epic novel (this IS a sci-fi/fantasy writer's forum) with no experience... suggesting maybe...
by Sajib6 years ago
I do like to read short story than a novel. But if I got a good novel or a novel of a famous writer then I read that. What you prefer among them.
by callmelife15 months ago
Are there any short story writers on hubpages?I would like to know about good short story writers on hubpages for a project I'm working on.
by Kyou Capps6 years ago
I haven't, but it seems like it would be fun. Anyone want to give it a try with me? ^_^
by Amber Schultz5 years ago
What are some themes you would like to read in a short story?
by Geri Anderson8 years ago
Does anyone ever publish short stories on HubPages?just curious..
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