Inspirational short stories

I will post here stories that I’ve read that I wish I’d written.

Not a short story in the classic sense of the word but I loved this novella by Alex Garland- Coma.  Surreal, confusing and hard to put down.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106373.The_Coma

Coma

The greatest horror writer of all time-Stephen King.  It’s hard to pick just one short story so no doubt I will post more.  But for now here is ‘The Road Virus Heads North’.  Just awesome.

http://www.krypta-smierci.neostrada.pl/ebooks/Stephen%20King%20-%20Rare%20-%20The%20Road%20Virus%20Heads%20North.html

Everythings_Eventual

Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’- chilling and compelling.

https://sites.middlebury.edu/individualandthesociety/files/2010/09/jackson_lottery.pdf

the lottery

Roal Dahl’s ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’.  The man was a genius. End of.

http://www.depa.univ-paris8.fr/IMG/pdf/lamb_to_the_slaughter_by_roald_dahl-2.pdf

Lamb

John Cheever’s ‘The Swimmer’.  Brilliant concept. Deep.  Dark.

http://www.loa.org/images/pdf/Cheever_Swimmer.pdf

swimmer

The one and only Philip K Dick’s ‘The Eyes Have It’.  Sci-fi with a touch of paranoid humour.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31516/31516-h/31516-h.htm

The eyes have it

Tobias Wolf’s: The Night in Question.  Awesome story.

http://public.wsu.edu/~bryanfry/Wolff,%20Bullet%20in%20the%20Brain.pdf

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