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#1 Capensis

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:55 PM

It'd be great to share, always up for more reading material (and I'm sure other people, too). Feel free to tell us why, as well.

Some of mine are:

The Yellow Wallpaper - Creepy and dark (especially the ending), but interesting as the main character progressively spirals into madness.

The Scarlet Ibis -
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:19 AM

Any short story written by Jorge Luis Borges, with the theme being "infinity". They're a pretty good read, especially "The Library of Babel" (naming a trope on its own), and "The book of Sand". Will leave you with a headache after reading them, but they're fun to read.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:30 PM

View PostEternalofXoleriog, on 16 May 2011 - 04:19 AM, said:

Any short story written by Jorge Luis Borges, with the theme being "infinity". They're a pretty good read, especially "The Library of Babel" (naming a trope on its own), and "The book of Sand". Will leave you with a headache after reading them, but they're fun to read.

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Neat, will look into that later.

Sort of reminds me of this one short story I read (I don't remember the name, but I'll ask the person who showed me it) where this supercomputer evolves into an all-knowing program and becomes the center of human life.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:45 PM

Franz Kafka's Before the Law. It's actually from one of his larger works (The Trial), but I guess people thought it was good enough to add it by itself in his short story collection.

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http://records.viu.c...eforethelaw.htm
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:34 PM

I liked these:

By The Waters of Babylon-Stephen Vincent Benet
Miriam-Truman Capote
The Masque of Red Death-Edgar Allan Poe
The Veldt- Ray Bradbury
Zero Hour- Ray Bradbury

Do novellas count?
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View PostHiryuu, on 01 June 2011 - 11:34 PM, said:

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View PostSDM, on 27 March 2010 - 04:47 AM, said:

I'm such an anti-climactic bastard. ^_^

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

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The Saint-V. S. Pritchett
The Shot-Alexander Poushkin
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The Masque of Red Death-Edgar Allan Poe

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:32 AM

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I couldn't understand it

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Welcome to computer technology: Your technology was outdated last sentence ago.

View PostSDM, on 27 March 2010 - 04:47 AM, said:

I'm such an anti-climactic bastard. ^_^

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:39 AM

The Bet by Anton Chekhov. Really changed my perspective on life as a whole.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:43 AM

Ernest Hemmingway's six-word story.
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:53 AM

I just read Isaac Asimov's The Last Question here:

http://www.thrivenot...-last-question/

and really liked it.
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:33 AM

View PostMazin, on 04 July 2011 - 04:53 AM, said:

I just read Isaac Asimov's The Last Question here:

http://www.thrivenot...-last-question/

and really liked it.

Oh, my brother showed this to me! I really enjoyed it.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 12:25 AM

View PostMazin, on 04 July 2011 - 04:53 AM, said:

I just read Isaac Asimov's The Last Question here:

http://www.thrivenot...-last-question/

and really liked it.

I am actually a huge fan of Asimov short stories in general.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison was a favorite of mine in High School.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:20 AM

I haven't read a whole lot of short stories (with the exception of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes non-novels, but those were all serials so I don't believe they count), but of the few I did read, the one I remember most with the greatest fondness was The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:24 AM

Trite as it may seem, the Holmes shorts are among my favorites.

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