Short Stories List

These short stories have provided prompts for blog posts.

1. A & P by John Updike                                                                      1/03/2014

2. Araby by James Joyce                                                                     1/10/2014

3. Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald                                           1/17/2014

4. Barn Burning by William Faulkner                                                     1/24/2014

5. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville                                        1/31/2014

6. The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne                                            2/07/2014

7. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx                                               2/14/2014

8. Cathedral by Raymond Carver                                                         2/21/2014

9. The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck                                        2/26/2014

10. A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway                         3/05/2014

11. Continuity of Parks by Julio Cortazar                                              3/12/2014

12. The Dead by James Joyce                                                             3/19/2014

13. A Death in the Woods by Sherwood Anderson                               3/26/2014

14. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy                                            4/02/2014

15. Everyday Use by Alice Walker                                                         4/092014

16. Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor          4/16/2014

17. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe                         10/29/2014

18. Girl by Jamaica Kincaid                                                                   4/23/2014

19. A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor                        4/30/2014

20. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut                                               5/07/2014

21. Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway                             5/14/2014

22. A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka                                                        5/21/2014

23. I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen                                                   5/11/2014

24. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri                                          5/28/2014

25. The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter                6/04/2014

26. The Lady With the Pet Dog by Anton Chekhov                                  6/11/2014

27. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson                                                          6/15/2014

28. The Man Who Was Almost a Man by Richard Wright                         6/18/2014

29. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka                                                   6/25/2014

30. The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs                                                  7/02/2014

31. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell                                 7/09/2014

32. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant                                                7/16/2014

33. An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce                    7/23/2014

34. Odor of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence                                    7/30/2014

35. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane                                                      8/13/2014

36. Paul’s Case: A Study In Temperament by Willa Cather                        8/20/2014

37. A Perfect Day For Bananafish by J. D. Salinger                                   8/27/2014

38. The Red-Headed League by Arthur Conan Doyle                                9/03/2014

39. Rita Hayworth And the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King       9/10/2014

40. A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner                                                   9/17/2014

41. Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason                                                               9/24/2014

42. Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin                                                        10/01/2014

43. The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin                                                 10/08/2014

44. Super-frog Saves Tokyo by Haruki Murakami                                      10/15/2014

45. The Swimmer by John Cheever                                                          10/22/2014

46. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe                                                10/31/2014

47. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien                                              8/06/2014

48. Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg                              11/05/2014

50. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver  11/12/2014

51. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates 11/19/2014

52. Why I Live At the P.O. by Eudora Welty                                                11/26/2014

53. Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald                                                   12/03/2014

54. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman                               12/10/2014

55. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne                                12/17/2014

8 thoughts on “Short Stories List

    • I love short stories and this is an excuse to read some of the great ones. Some I have read before, some I have not. But I am enjoying the experience. And they make great prompts.

        • Thanks for reading my posts. On the home page where the post shows up, click on the title of the post. On the post page, scroll to the bottom and there is a place to leave a reply.

  1. The Things They Carried, is that a short story? I have a whole book. But I suppose it’s referring to the opening chapter, which is incredibly good. I’ve only read about 13 of these, so I am going to use the list to add to my own 2014 reading plans.

    • Yes. The Things They Carried is a short story. I believe the book you have is a book of short stories. All of the short stories are considered great short stories. And most are anthologized extensively.

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