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Short Story Month Recap



A few of my friends asked me for the full list of short stories I featured for Short Story Month, so if you'd rather read them without my thoughts on them, here they are with direct links to the stories, when applicable. Feel free to share them with others or to use them in your lessons, especially if doing so helps to make your lessons plans more contemporary and diverse in terms of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and genre.

1. "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

2. "Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild" by Kathy Fish

3. "The Man I Killed" by Tim O'Brien

4. "Once You're a Jedi, You're a Jedi All the Way" by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

5. "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid

6. "Under the Cherry Trees" by Motojirō Kajii, translated by David Boyd

7. "Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life" by Rob Roberge

8. "Bed" by Elizabeth Crane

9. "How to Be Chinese" by Celeste Ng

10. “Someone Is Recording” by Lynn Coady

11. "The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun" by Ben Loory

12. "Fracture" by Ethel Rohan

13. "The Child" by Lydia Davis

14. "The Night Cyclist" by Stephen Graham Jones

15. "Wrestle Mania" by Cynthia Romanowski (Note: This is from an archived site)

16. "Come and Take Me Home" by Lena Nguyen

17. "The Americans" by Viet Thanh Nguyen

18. "The Expected Passing of Elliot’s Wife" by JSP Jacobs

19. "Who Is Like God" by Akwaeke Emezi

20. "Redemption" by Lisa Quigley

21. "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried" by Amy Hempel

22. "The Voice" by Silvina Ocampo, translated by Frances Riddle

23. "Fatso" by Etgar Keret

24. "What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky" by Lesley Nneka Arimah

25. "Inventory" by Carmen Maria Machado

26. "The Garden" by Luis Negrón, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine

27. "Love Might Be Too Strong a Word" by Charlie Jane Anders

28. "Bed Bug" by Jillian Tamaki

29. "Statement of Absolute Hatred" by Rasha Abbas, translated by Alice Guthrie

30. "Walls" by Tod Goldberg (story | video)

31. "The Fifty-Eighth Item" by Kathryn E. McGee from Winter Horror Days

32. "Just Different" by Malika Moustadraf, translated by Alice Guthrie

33. "At the Speed of Light" Jeremy John Parker

34. "Kathleen, or Ryan" by Bobby Fischer 35. And one bonus essay: "What You Need to Know" by Kristi Rabe

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