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    Best Short Story You've Ever Read ??

    Who's got em?

    I like stuff in the vein of SciFi, couple personal favorites are Kurt Vonnegut - "Harrison Bergeron" and Isaac Asimov - "The Last Question." Roald Dahl has some great ones too, especially if you like twist endings. Who do yall read?

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    "Rattlesnakes" by Irvine Welsh

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    Does Shawshank Redemption count as a short story?

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    Not scifi: The Big Two=Hearted River by Hemingway.

    Best collection: Rock Springs by Richard Ford
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Borges.
    "Funes the Memorious"
    and a bunch of others by him are my favorites
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Rescue Party and The Nine Billion Names of God, both by Arthur C. Clarke
    Surface Tension by James Blish
    To Build a Fire by Jack London
    Nightfall by Asimov
    A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury
    The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
    I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
    Every chapter of The Mad Scientists’ Club by Bertrand R. Brinley, particularly the one about the satchel of stolen money hidden in the Civil War cannon

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    Phil Dick authored a bunch of interesting and fun short SciFi stories.
    ¡Órale, vato!

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    The Woodpile by Russell Banks

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    The Tenth of December by George Saunders was a recent highlight.

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    Song of the Sausage Creature
    by Hunter S. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Not scifi: The Big Two=Hearted River by Hemingway.
    Nod to the wise

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    I grew up reading Vonnegut and Dahl. Now only seem to read short fiction in Harpers each month, and it's hit and miss for me. The writers in the genre that stand out for me are Alice Munro and Tim Winton. Hard to go wrong with either.

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    Thomas McGuane is my favorite these days.

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    I am in to war and dark stuff sometimes so I like chickamagua and occurrence at owl creek by Ambrose beirce. He's been dead over 100 years so all his stuff is on Wikipedia

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    Enjoyed that. Thanks

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    I teach Joyce's Eveline every year. I think its achingly beautiful, the kids think its just dang depressing.

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    check the trip reports in this forum. there are some great short storys.

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    A few that have stuck with me over the years:

    "The Lottery" - Shirley Jackson

    "Along The Scenic Route" - Harlan Ellison

    "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said The Tick-Tock Man" - Harlan Ellison

    "The Night They Missed The Drive-In" - Joe R. Lansdale

    "On The Far Side of the Cadillac Desert" - Joe R. Lansdale

    At The Jim Bridger is a great collection by Ron Carlson
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Off the top of my head:

    A Tell Tale Heart
    A Cask of Amantillado
    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
    The Necklace
    To Build a Fire
    The Lottery
    A Good Man is Hard to Find
    The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
    Haircut

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    The Dead by James Joyce
    A good man is hard to find by Flannery O'Conner
    Pirx the Pilot by Stanislav Lem
    The Three Hermits by Leo Tolstoy.

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    The Body by Stephen King.

    You may know it as the movie, Stand by Me
    I still call it The Jake.

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    The Farmer's Daughter by Jim Harrison
    Trout Magic by Robert Traver
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Best Short Story You've Ever Read ??

    The Old Man and The Sea - Hemingway - just so capturing and well written.

    Night - Wiesel - read at an early age and so raw, real, and eye opening.

    ...both ~100 pages = novellas?
    Last edited by Doremite; 07-07-2015 at 09:01 PM.
    Uno mas

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