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Old 09-30-2011, 04:23 PM   #76
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:57 AM   #77
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The short stores of Saki {H.H.Munro} are well worth reading.You can download his works free from Project Gutenberg.
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A few I haven't seen mentioned:

'The Things they Carried' - Tim O'Brien
'Fleur' - Louise Erdrich
'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber' - Papa Hemingway (an oldie-but-goodie)
'Ava Wrestles the Alligator' - Karen Russell (the story Swamplandia! is based on)
'The Laugh' - Tea Obreht
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:49 AM   #79
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FYI: Best American Short Stories 2011 just released today:

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #80
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You can read Frank O'Connor's short story My Oedipus Complex online here:
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Off the top of my head:

"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang
"Spar" by Kij Johnson
"The Cambist and Lord Iron" by Daniel Abraham
"At Reparata" by Jeffrey Ford
"Younger Women" by Karen Joy Fowler
"The Summer People" by Kelly Link
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"The Celestial Omnibus" by E M Forster
"Sredni Vashtar" by Saki
"The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier *
"The Blue Lenses" by Daphne du Maurier

* The original story from which Hitchcock made his film - chilling.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:11 AM   #83
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Jonathan Carroll's short story collection, The Woman Who Married a Cloud, is Amazon's Book of the Day. You can get it for $1.99.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:16 PM   #84
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lots of good recommendations

guess I have nothing to add as many of these are my favorites too...

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Old 05-25-2014, 08:42 PM   #85
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:50 AM   #86
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I'll add a few to the list:

Friend of my Youth by Alice Munroe
Of course there are many Munroe stories to choose from but for some reason this one is the richest for me.

To Everything There is a Season by Alistair MacLeod
I've read this story at least 20 times - it haunts me! Here is a link to a great reading of it by Les Carlson for CBC.

http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/featur...stair-macleod/

The Swimmer by John Cheever

The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry
This one because of how it made me laugh when I first read it at the age of 8.
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