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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day March 7, 2015 - 1:42pm

please link a story you came across online that you think should be shared. Not your own, obviously.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal March 7, 2015 - 1:45pm
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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like March 7, 2015 - 3:33pm

http://www.thewhitereview.org/features/the-death-of-the-translator/

More of a flash creative non-fiction thing, worth the little time it asks. At least read #6.

 

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions March 7, 2015 - 7:05pm

Great thread Nick.

One writer that's perplexed me for a while in John Haskell. His stories are very unique, odd little things--interestingly with the Amy Hempel post above I'm tempted to say the two share a basic narrative sense: less a story being shown to you than an idea being explored, a narrator's mind being exposed.

His website has a handful of stories: http://johnhaskell.home.mindspring.com/misc.html

I'd recommend reading "Cole Porter" first to get a sense of his writing:

 http://lit.konundrum.com/prose/haskell_porter1.htm

"Meditation" is also interesting. "Lost" and "Are You Ready" I didn't really care for. Also a choose your own adventure essay/story involving Psycho that's quite strange.

"Laika's Dream" is a great listen (maybe 10 minutes) if you get a chance: 

http://www.studio360.org/story/107459-laikas-dream/

Laika was part of longer story, "Good World," which I think is by far his best work, but didn't see it online. It was from Best Nonrequired Reading 2004 if you ever run across it. 

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Vonnegut Check from Baltimore March 8, 2015 - 4:42pm

Sam Lipsyte, The Naturals at The New Yorker.

John Ruemmler, Conjugation at Shenandoah.

Mike Young, Susan White and the Summer of the Game Show at Atticus Review.

 

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WilliamJohnson March 25, 2015 - 1:59am

It's really a nice thought to have shared some good short pieces here. I have some nicely written short stories as I found them in the below online source:

http://www.ew.com/article/2014/07/21/new-yorker-best-short-stories

There are both free and paid short stories, you can leave that paid one, but just reat the free tagged stories and I'm sure at least one story will impress you as it did to me. 

Also, I'm going to read the above short stories suggested by the members. Thanks for this nice idea for a thread :)

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WriteAllDay April 23, 2015 - 9:39am

Willowbird Press is accepting submissions for thei Spring Short Fiction Contest!

Entry is free!

Deadline: 6/20/15

Topic: Homelessness or Running Away

Word Count: 1,500-10,000

www.willowbirdpress.com

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! April 24, 2015 - 12:20pm

The contents of her stomach at Cease Cows

and pretty much everything else written by Chelsea Laine Wells.

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rikjam from Long Island is reading Dan Brown April 28, 2015 - 2:06pm

Read 'The Naturals'. Good solid writing. I want to read more of Sam Lipsyte.

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions April 28, 2015 - 3:49pm

Sam Lipsyte needs more attention I think. I'd heard his name but never read him, then chanced across a copy of his collection The Fun Parts and was floored. Fans of Saunders should definitely check him out--similar humors and oddity, but I think Lipsyte (from what I've read) is a lot grittier, less tidy. Even the stories that I didn't like as much were well worth reading.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like April 29, 2015 - 9:23am

Ask and receive:
http://lithub.com/oscar-wilde-was-gay-and-other-revelations/ (a brief interview with Lipsyte)

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day November 11, 2016 - 6:26pm