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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‘Closing Time’ by Neil Gaiman

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July 2017 favorites

July 2017

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Death And The Compass’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  2. ‘Why I Live At The P.O.’ by Eudora Welty
  3. ‘Cathedral’ by Raymond Carver
  4. ‘The Whole Town’s Sleeping’ by Ray Bradbury
  5. ‘Water Liars’ by Barry Hannah
  6. ‘A Case Of Identity’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. ‘The Mystery Of The Spanish Chest’ by Agatha Christie
  8. ‘Coming Close To Donna’ by Barry Hannah
  9. ‘The Blind Man’ by D.H. Lawrence
  10. ‘Midnight And I’m Not Famous Yet’ by Barry Hannah
  11. ‘The Oracle Of The Dog’ by G.K. Chesterton
  12. ‘Even Greenland’ by Barry Hannah
  13. ‘Republica Y Grau’ by Daniel Alarcón
  14. ‘Good Boys Deserve Favors’ by Neil Gaiman
  15. ‘North Coast’ by Thomas McGuane
  16. ‘Trek’ by Barry Hannah
  17. ‘Cowardice’ by Abdeslam Boulaich

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‘Good Boys Deserve Favors’ by Neil Gaiman

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March 2017 favorites

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March 2017

The March stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered In His Labyrinth’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  2. ‘How To Tell Stories To Children’ by Miranda July
  3. ‘Action Will Be Taken’ by Heinrich Boll
  4. ‘The Two Kings And The Two Labyrinths’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  5. ‘The Aleph’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  6. ‘A Late Encounter With The Enemy’ by Flannery O’Connor
  7. ‘The Paperhanger’ by William Gay
  8. ‘Where The Door Is Always Open And The Welcome Mat Is Out’ by Patricia Highsmith
  9. ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ by Neil Gaiman
  10. ‘A Subject Of Childhood’ by Grace Paley
  11. ‘Revenge Of The Lawn’ by Richard Brautigan
  12. ‘The Man On The Threshold’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. ‘The Wait’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  14. ‘Good People’ by David Foster Wallace
  15. ‘Regret’ by Kate Chopin

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‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ by Neil Gaiman

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November 2015 favorites

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November 2015

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘A Conversation With My Father’ by Grace Paley
  2. ‘The Warm Fuzzies’ by Chris Adrian
  3. ‘Kid MacArthur’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  4. ‘Kneel To The Rising Sun’ by Erskine Caldwell
  5. ‘Over The River And Through The Wood’ by John O’Hara
  6. ‘We’re On TV In The Universe’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  7. ‘Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  8. ‘I Bought A Little City’ by Donald Barthelme
  9. ‘Sweet Talk’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  10. ‘Yao’s Chick’ by Max Apple
  11. ‘The Battle Of Fallen Timbers’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  12. ‘Collectors’ by Daniel Alarcon
  13. ‘The Great Mountains’ by John Steinbeck
  14. ‘Last Day In The Field’ by Caroline Gordon
  15. ‘Ann Mary; Her Two Thanksgivings’ by Mary Wilkins Freeman
  16. ‘Business Talk’ by Max Apple
  17. ‘Theft’ by Katherine Anne Porter
  18. ‘Zelig’ by Benjamin Rosenblatt
  19. ‘Brothers And Sisters Around The World’ by Andrea Lee
  20. ‘The Kitchen Baby’ by Angela Carter
  21. ‘The Best Girlfriend You Never Had’ by Pam Houston
  22. ‘Cinnamon’ by Neil Gaiman