Short Stories Post

Here’s a collection of the top short stories of all time according to several sources and sites. In no particular order.

  1. Jack London – To Build A Fire
  2. Stephen Graham Jones – Father, Son, Holy Rabbit
  3. Joyce Carol Oates – Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been
  4. Ambrose Pierce – An Occurance at Owl Creek
  5. Shirley Jackson – The Lottery
  6. Denis Johnson – Emergency
  7. Richard Connell – Dangerous Game
  8. Jhumpa Lahiri – The Third and Final Continent
  9. Stephen Crane – A Dark-Brown Dog & The Open Boat
  10. Jack London – The Unexpected
  11. Jonathan Nolan – Memento Mori
  12. O. Henry – The Gift of the Magi
  13. Junot Diaz – Fiesta 1980
  14. Karen Blixen – Babette’s Feast
  15. Nik Cohn – Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night
  16. Mark Twain – The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  17. Evan S. Connell – The Fisherman From Chihuahua
  18. Steve Brody – How I Got Smart
  19. Annie Proulx – Brokeback Mountain
  20. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – Harrison Bergeron
  21. Phillip K Dick – Adjustment Team
  22. Stephen King – Rita Hayworth & The Shawshank Redemption
  23. Phillip K. Dick – The Minority Report
  24. W.W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
  25. Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
  26. Arthur Miller – The Misfits pending
  27. Richard Matheson – Duel
  28. Henry James – The Turn Of The Screw
  29. David Quammen – Walking Out
  30. Ernest Thompson Seton – Lobo, The King of Currumpaw
  31. Lawrence Sargent Hall – The Ledge
  32. Sherwood Anderson – Death In The Woods
  33. Gabriel G. Marquez – A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children
  34. Terry Southern – The Blood of a Wig
  35. Madhuri Vijay – Lorry Raja
  36. Sherman Alexie – What You Pawn I Will Redeem
  37. Albert Camus – The Guest

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