I love short stories and I’ve been reading them in magazines and in book collections nearly all of my life. I’ve even written a dozen crime fiction short stories myself.
To me, the best short stories deliver a first-round short right knockout punch, as opposed to the 12-round combination punches delivered in the best novels.
So I was interested in Emily Temple’s list of iconic short stories in the English language, which appeared in the Literary Hub.
Although lists like these are subjective, I tend to agree with most of the writer’s selections.
You can read the list via the below link:
You can also read my Washington Times review of The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway via the below link:
And you can read Cat Street, my short story about murder and espionage in Hong Kong during the Vietnam War, via the below link: