February 19, 2018

7 short stories emerging writers must read

7 short stories emerging writers must read

One of the most common advice given to upcoming writers is simply to read. Readers make the best writers.

Michelle Richmond, author of two award-winning story collections, Hum and The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress, and five novels, and founder of Fiction Attic Press wrote a list of seven great short stories to help writers develop their fiction style

The stories are

The School, by Donald Barthelme

Train, by Alice Munro

In the Penal Colony, by Franz Kafka

Symbols and Signs, by Vladimir Nabokov

The Looking Glass, by Anton Chekhov

The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, by Ursula LeGuin


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