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What are your favorite short stories of all time?

  1. Kritee Mahanti profile image85
    Kritee Mahantiposted 2 years ago

    What are your favorite short stories of all time?

    Short stories are the most difficult to write, as they should be capable of arousing emotion, thrill, excitement in limited number of words. Which is the story that ended but still gave you the feeling that something more remains to be told?

  2. Aime F profile image85
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    I love short stories, I find them to be very satisfying! My favourites:

    Araby by James Joyce

    A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned by Dave Eggers

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image96
    M. T. Dremerposted 2 years ago

    I agree, short stories are incredibly difficult to write, which is why I generally don't write them. But my favorites have to come from H. P. Lovecraft. He manages to set a creepy mood in a short span of time, while also hinting at a much larger, and deeper mythos of madness. Admittedly, his short stories share a universe, but I think anyone could pick up one of the stories and get into it without having read the others. My personal favorite is "A Shadow Out of Time" which combines horror, time travel, and aliens in a way that really leaves an impact after the story is finished.

  4. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 2 years ago

    Let's see, so many to choose from.

    To Build a Fire by Jack London.
    The Woman Who Rode Away by DH Lawrence
    On the Road by Anton Chekhov
    What we Talk About When We talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    A Shocking Accident by Graham Greene
    The Hermit's Story by Rick Bass

    These are just a few I've read and enjoyed over the years. I could substitute a 100 others.