November 2017 favorites

November 2017

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Offertory’ by Amy Hempel
  2. ‘A Summer Tragedy’ by Arna Bontemps
  3. ‘Who’s Passing For Who?’ by Langston Hughes
  4. ‘He Also Loved’ by Claude McKay
  5. ‘There Was Once’ by Margaret Atwood
  6. ‘The Cut-Glass Bowl’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. ‘The Cousins’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. ‘Until The Girl Died’ by Anne Enright
  9. ‘And/Or’ by Sterling Brown
  10. ‘Hunting The Deceitful Turkey’ by Mark Twain
  11. ‘The Jockey’ by Carson McCullers
  12. ‘Little Man’ by Michael Cunningham
  13. ‘Love Song, For A Moog Synthesizer’ by John Updike

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‘The Cousins’ by Joyce Carol Oates

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October 2017 favorites

October 2017

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ by Ray Bradbury
  2. ‘The Hanging Stranger’ by Philip K. Dick
  3. ‘Landfill’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  4. ‘Closing Time’ by Neil Gaiman
  5. ‘A Resumed Identity’ by Ambrose Bierce
  6. ‘St. John’s Eve’ by Nikolai Gogol
  7. ‘Man From The South’ by Roald Dahl
  8. ‘The Terror’ by Guy de Maupassant
  9. ‘The Circular Ruins’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  10. ‘One Summer Night’ by Ambrose Bierce
  11. ‘A Vine On A House’ by Ambrose Bierce
  12. ‘Quitters, Inc.’ by Stephen King
  13. ‘The Beggarwoman Of Locarno’ by Heinrich von Kleist
  14. ‘The Boarded Window’ by Ambrose Bierce
  15. ‘A Baby Tramp’ by Ambrose Bierce
  16. ‘The White Maniac – A Doctor’s Tale’ by Mary Fortune

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‘Landfill’ by Joyce Carol Oates

Oates, Joyce Carol 2006

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January 2017 favorites

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January 2017

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Promise’ by John Steinbeck
  2. ‘A Loaf Of Bread’ by James Alan McPherson
  3. ‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant
  4. ‘The Emerald Light In The Air’ by Donald Antrim
  5. ‘The Adventure Of The Empty House’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. ‘Coach’ by Mary Robison
  7. ‘Smother’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. ‘Most Die Young’ by Camille Bordas
  9. ‘Permission To Enter’ by Zadie Smith
  10. ‘The Peasant Marey’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  11. ‘An Honest Thief’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  12. ‘Game Plan’ by Don DeLillo
  13. ‘Two Men Arrive In A Village’ by Zadie Smith
  14. ‘A Novel In Nine Letters’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  15. ‘The Crocodile’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  16. ‘One Officer, One Man’ by Ambrose Bierce
  17. ‘Escape From New York’ by Zadie Smith
  18. ‘Rest Stop’ by Stephen King
  19. ‘Moonlit Landscape With Bridge’ by Zadie Smith
  20. ‘Bobok’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  21. ‘Meet The President!’ by Zadie Smith

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‘The Emerald Light In The Air’ by Donald Antrim

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‘Smother’ by Joyce Carol Oates

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