I experienced true terror while reading "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates. My heart rate rose and my palms got sweaty. "Patriotism" by Yukio Mishima drew me in with beautiful, transcendent language and then horrified me with a graphic depiction of seppuku. I was completely caught unaware by Ambrose Bierce in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Franz Kafka. Stephen Crane. Flannery O'Connor.
I think I have my reading list for the summer! And I think it's time to try my hand at short stories again.
Here are two contemporary short story writers talking about their craft. Yep, it's a double feature on Monday at the Movies.
Pop the popcorn!
I love this personal look into Ray Bradbury's life. Besides, his legs are whiter than mine!
Anyone inspired to write a short story or two or forty-two?