Writing I Love

Short things:

Amazing flash fiction stories in Tin House’s Flash Friday series: “Invasion” by  Sara C Thomason, “A Lesson in Flight” By Alex McElroy, and “So Much To Burn” By  Ben Hoffman

Watermelon Seeds ” by Micah Dean Hicks

Flight of the Crow Boys” by Micah Dean Hicks

“The Ceiling” by Kevin Brockmeier, in McSweeney’s

Lull,” by Kelly Link is one of the most brilliant short stories ever written.

Heartbreaking sci-fi story from Adam Johnson, “Nirvana

This poem in the Kenyon Review. Catie Rosemurgy’s “New York, New York, New York, New York, New York

Fat,” a story by Marie Potoczny, in Ploughshares

498,” a story by Julian Zabalbeascoa, in Ploughshares

A Bad Year for Apples” by in Triquarterly

“Additional Information that Might be Important” by DJ Thielke

Paris Review – Bettering Myself, by Ottessa Moshfegh

Lauren Groff,  “Eyewall” and “L. Debard and Aliette

“The Burning House,” by Ann Beattie

The Blooming Season for Cacti” by Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni

“The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” by Sherman Alexie

The Sisters” by Kevin Moffett in McSweeney’s

Joe Meno’s story about a man whose wife can’t stop turning into a cloud

Donald Barthelme, so many incredible short stories. http://www.jessamyn.com/barth/gold.html

Kafka, “A Country Doctor”

Charles Baxter, “Shelter”

Daniel Hornsby, “Giant Mechanical Unicorn Powered by Children” in Indiana Review

Jedediah Berry, “The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards”

Christopher Merckner’s Cabins in Subtropics (and the O. Henry Prize collection!)


Peter Orner’s Esther Stories

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Madeline is Sleeping

Micah Dean Hicks, Electricity and Other Dreams

Anthony Doerr, The Shell Collector and All the Light We Cannot See

Martin Amis, Time’s Arrow

Lorrie Moore, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

We the Animals, by Justin Torres

Isabelle Allende, The House of the Spirits and The Infinite Plan

Salman Rushdie, everything he writes, although my favorites are Shalimar the Clown and Midnight’s Children

Denis Johnson, Fiskadoro and Jesus’ Son

Karen Russell, Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Kelly Link, Magic for Beginners

Dean Bakopoulos, Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon

Ed Park, Personal Days

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

Cuentos Collecionados de Juan Bosch

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaiden’s Tale and The Blind Assasin

Karen Yamashita, Tropic of Orange

Julie Schumacher, Dear Committee Members

Dune and sequels

Ender’s Game (And the rest of the quartet)

The Giver

The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson

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