Not long ago I wrote about October being a wonderful time to enjoy the vast array of spooky and creepy stories. It’s also a time to get after some of the classic short stories that we read in school long ago or taught to students through the years.
Thus, I began to recall some of my favorite short stories and their authors, doing some research as a “refresher course” to aid me in remembering why the stories were so good. It’s been many years since I read them, but it didn’t take me long to put each on my list, re-affirming their ranking way up there in my “favorites” list.
Many of the stories fit the “good-for-October” spooky theme I wrote about; others are just good stories that are timeless and worth reading again and again. I will be adding to this list, but here’s the first part:
- “Lamb to the Slaughter”-Roald Dahl
- “The Open Window”-H.H. Munro (Saki)
- “The Interlopers”-H.H. Munro (Saki)
- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (Ambrose Bierce)
- “The Last Leaf” (O. Henry)
- “The Cop & the Anthem” (O. Henry)
- “The Rocking Horse Winner” (D.H. Lawrence)
What short stories would you add to a “favorites” list? What short story authors are your favorites? Post them in a reply as I’d love to build this list into a long one….CortlandWriter