Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!

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Maybe it’s just me, I don’t like the long stories, heavy big books, they bore me to death, short stories, on the other hand, are awesome! I can finish them in one day. And there are some amazingly short stories that would definitely blow your mind! You would be like” WTF” after you finish reading them.

Here is a list of some awesome short stories for you guys!

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1.  A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON BACK BAY BOOKS

This is the first appearance of Seymour Glass in the Salinger canon, and it’s safe to say you won’t truly understand the ending until you read every other Glass story. Maybe not even then.

2.  A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH

Another classic and unforgettable American short story in which a family road trip turns into something else. You can guess what’s going to happen, yet you’re still not prepared for it.

3. The Semplica-Girl Diaries by George Saunders

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON RANDOM HOUSE

George Saunders’ unsettling short story unfolds from the diary entries of an unreliable narrator.

4. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON DIAL PRESS

Kurt Vonnegut’s jarring sci-fi short story will make you think.

5. Child’s Play by Alice Munro

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON VINTAGE

Alice Munro is the master of the disturbing, multi-layered short story, but when she turns her attention to the behavior of children, she truly outdoes herself.

6. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON WAKING LION PRESS

This thriller inspired an episode of CBS Radio’s Suspense starring Orson Welles and a 1932 film.

7. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON PENGUIN CLASSICS

Poe is famous for the macabre and supernatural, and this story is one of his most memorable.

8. The Catbird Seat by James Thurber

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON LIBRARY OF AMERICA

The office frustrations of an unassuming middle-aged man quickly spiral out of control in this tale by the author who brought us the deceptive story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

9. The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON PENGUIN CLASSICS

Jorge Luis Borges is a master of magical realism, and this story will make you contemplate the universe.

10. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX

This is one of the most famous short stories in American literature with a memorable ending that’s sure to rock you. An American small town seems innocuous enough — but oh, it is not.

11. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON DOVER PUBLICATIONS

This story of a Civil War execution plays with time and has an ending that makes the story even more confusing, if that’s possible.

12. Zombie by Chuck Palahniuk

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
PLAYBOY

This story is just plain cerebral.

13. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Short Stories Are My Favorite, Especially When They Are Scary Or Twist!
AMAZON DOVER PUBLICATIONS

You slowly start to realize that something isn’t quite right in this story, although the monomania probably tipped you off.

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