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Best Short Stories

The 10 Best Short Stories You've Never Read

Arna Bontemps Hemenway | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Arna Bontemps Hemenway

One thing that's great about short stories is how quickly they can ruin your life. This happens whether you like it or not. Great stories practice this violent beauty on you in a variety of ways.

What Makes A Good Short Story

Heidi Pitlor | Posted 12.07.2013 | Books
Heidi Pitlor

Here are some things I wish I saw more frequently: humor, genre-bending, humor, risk-taking, a more direct addressing of real world matters, humor.

Yet Another Year-End List

Sean Carman | Posted 03.01.2013 | Books
Sean Carman

I don't read enough to claim to know the best books of the year, so this is not a definitive "best of" list. Instead, it names some of the writing (in whatever form) I most enjoyed this year and that might just be sufficiently out of the way to not have appeared on other lists.

10 Best Short Stories Of All Time

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

As a fitting finale to National Short Story Month, we asked the talented crew over at One Story to name their ten favorite epigrammatic tales. Tanya R...