BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND TWITTER BACKGROUNDS

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday 13

This week, I thought I would tell you what Thirteen of my favorite Short Stories are....

1. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. I never get tired of this story, and the end of shocks and horrifies me every time. Yet I read it, again....

2. Cannibalism in the Cars by Mark Twain. Call me macabre, but this story made me laugh. Then, the ending? Twain is a genius. Which is why I must also include....

3. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County also by Mark Twain

4. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. This is one of the first stories I read that really touched me. I read it as a teenager, and just fell in love with O. Henry's writing style.

5. The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. Just one word for you. Creeeeeeepy!

6. Regret by Kate Chopin I can hear the cadence of the dialect, and I could also feel the Regret...

7. The Yellow Wall Paper Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Ugly yellow wall paper would make me crazy, too....

8. The Lost Phoebe Theodore Dreiser. Many of the long time married couples whom lose their spouse remind me of this story.

9. Blood Pressure by Damon Runyan. See what quiet living can do for you? :)

10. Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield. I guess the lonely ones really get to me....

11. Nuns at Luncheon by Aldous Huxley. I felt like I was there at lunch, listening to the story myself.

12. A Very Short Story by Ernest Hemingway. Because, frankly, I didn't think he could write so short a story....

13. Memoirs of a Yellow Dog O. Henry. Because who doesn't like a story that involves a yellow dog? :)


For other participants in thursday thirteen, go here

8 comments:

bernieg1 said...

Very interesting list. Thanks for sharing it. Happy TT!

My TT is up 13 Things to Consider before Hiring

Nicholas said...

I've only read one, the Shirley Jackson story. I loved it.

sybil law said...

The Tell Tale Heart is one of my favorites, hands down.

~Just Me~ said...

I haven't heard any of those! I really need to get back to reading again.

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

Oh, The Lottery. In weird ways that just creeps into my thinking sometimes. That's got to be one of the most memorable things I've ever read.

Bubblewench said...

That's awesome. I haven't read 3 of these, but you know I will now!

Thanks.

Daryl said...

I get all fa-klempt when asked to make lists of things I like .. what if I leave something out .. or put them in the wrong order.. oh the pressure is .. its too much... lets say my favs wont ever be offered by me on Bookswappers.

:-Daryl

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi, very belated Happy TT! I have not read one of those books, been reading too much fluff. Nuns at Luncheon and A very Short Story sound interesting.:)