Favourite short stories

1. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

2. The Mouse by Saki

3. Mind Matter by Steve Gregory

4. Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

5. The Talking-Out of Tarrington by Saki

6. After that, we are Ignorant by Bilal Tanweer

7. Preserves for Life by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

8. Suite in Dark Matter by Erin Frances Fisher

9. Vusi Makusi by Ursula Wills-Jones

10. The Kid by Danielle de Valera

11. Feathers and Cigarettes by Andrew Lloyd-Jones

12. Seasons of the Lake by Chris Galvin

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5 thoughts on “Favourite short stories

  1. Quirina, just came over to have a look at your site. My goodness, I’m in very elite company! If you like short stories, my all time favourite is Peter Carey’s ‘War Crimes’ – it’s a stunner. Do have a look.

    • Thank you, Danielle. I’ve had a browse on the internet and I rather like the sound of Peter Carey’s work. I see from Wikipedia that he alongside with a South African author, J M Coetzee, are the only people that have won the Booker Prize twice.

    • Well, Chris, your prose writing is absolutely exquisite. It is a pleasure to have your story here amongst my favourites. I find the short story form the most perfect story form, which demands the best writing.

      I have just read “Eyes of a Blue Dog” and it very interesting how the author moves in and out of dream and changes the POV character. It is quite mesmerising. Thank you for sharing that with me.

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