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Favorite Short Stories?

Capensis's Photo Capensis 15 May 2011

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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EternalofXoleriog's Photo EternalofXoleriog 16 May 2011

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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Capensis's Photo Capensis 16 May 2011

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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Mazin's Photo Mazin 16 May 2011

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.

Here:

http://records.viu.c...eforethelaw.htm
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Magmetor7's Photo Magmetor7 18 May 2011

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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t1nonly's Photo t1nonly 28 May 2011

Putois-anatole france
The Saint-V. S. Pritchett
The Shot-Alexander Poushkin
I think i said this in the other thread
Flowers for Algernon-E.B White


View PostMagmetor7, on 18 May 2011 - 10:34 PM, said:

The Masque of Red Death-Edgar Allan Poe

I couldn't understand it
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Magmetor7's Photo Magmetor7 29 May 2011

View Postt1nonly, on 28 May 2011 - 02:16 PM, said:

I couldn't understand it

Spoiler
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Punky's Photo Punky 29 May 2011

The Bet by Anton Chekhov. Really changed my perspective on life as a whole.
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ieatatsonic's Photo ieatatsonic 29 May 2011

Ernest Hemmingway's six-word story.
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Mazin's Photo Mazin 04 Jul 2011

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

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

and really liked it.
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Capensis's Photo Capensis 04 Jul 2011

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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sjoecool1991's Photo sjoecool1991 07 Aug 2011

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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Zeloz (akabill)'s Photo Zeloz (akabill) 08 Aug 2011

"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison was a favorite of mine in High School.
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SDM's Photo SDM 20 Sep 2011

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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Itsidian's Photo Itsidian 07 Dec 2011

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