Top Ten Short Stories

Sometimes, all you need is a short story to get your mind off things. Short stories can be better than novels in some ways, mostly because of their brevity.

  1. “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carver (1988)
  2. “Axolotl” by Julio Cortazar (1952)
  3. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien (1987)
  4. “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver (1989)
  5. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)
  6. “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway (1927)
  7. “Emergency” by Denis Johnson (1991)
  8. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor (1953)
  9. “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1955)
  10. “The Swimmer” by John Cheever (1964)

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