Hello! In this blog post I will be partaking in one of the mini challenges for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon; this one is about short stories.
I do like short stories, but I don’t read a lot of collections. I like to read short stories that are posted online, but up-and-coming writers on their blogs. Last semester, I did take a module called “The Short Story”, but again, we read just individual stories – some by Edgar Allen Poe, a couple by Arthur Conan Doyle, etc.
At the end of the module, we could either write a critical or a creative piece; I think most of us, me included, chose creative.
I was greatly inspired by both mythology and Angela Carter. I read her collection The Bloody Chamber , and would highly recommend it if you like gruesome, ‘weird’ fiction. It’s such a brilliant book, and the stories are all really good. Some of them vary in length – one of my favourites, the one I used mostly as inspiration to my short story, was only two-ish pages long.
Something that I really like about short story collections is that if you don’t like one of the stories, that’s fine, because there’s plenty of others in the collection to choose from!
So that’s one of my favourite collections, and I’ve listed some of the writers I’ve enjoyed too. I would really love to read more Sherlock Holmes stories in the near-future, as well as Edgar Allen Poe collections.
Do you enjoy short stories? If so, do you recommend me any collections?
Also, if you’re also participating in Dewey’s Readathon, I would love to know! How is it going for you?
Until the next time, Hx
(Ps – I can be contacted by sprinkledwithwords[at]hotmail[dot]com or on Twitter – @MB1098!)