Short Fiction

Directions: Go to the library and check out a fictional novel or short story to read as you begin to create your own fictional story. The list provided contains writers known for their work with short fiction to help you get started, however you may choose an author not listed to work with.

  • Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor
  • Menagerie, a Child's Fable by Charles Johnson
  • The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
  • The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol
  • The Ultimate Safari by Nadine Gordimer
  • Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Araby by James Joyce
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • To Build a Fire by Jack London
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • Everyday Use by Alice Walker
  • The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Moment Before the Gun Went Off by Nadine Gordimer
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