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Old 02-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #16
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I really like A Nine-Mile Walk, and was surprised to find it on-line. I read The Rocking Horse Winner years ago and don't remember much about it. I'll have to look it up.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #17
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My ex used to tell that same story.

Another submission in my cricket attraction thread. Read this years ago:

A Mother's Tale by James Agee
It was from a peanuts strip where Linus badgers Lucy into reading him a bedtime story, she finally relents and that is the story she tells him.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:26 PM   #18
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That must be where he got it.

I used to know a guy who called me Lucy, after Lucy Van Pelt. Imagine that.

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Old 02-18-2009, 08:51 PM   #19
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Most of the shorts that I like or love probably aren't available online. You know, that pesky copyright business?

This place has a bunch

My favorites are Poe, Lovecraft, and Conan Doyle for "old" stuff. My favorite modern short story writers are Harlan Ellison and Chuck Palahniuk.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:01 PM   #20
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Cold Women, Kept Safe by Jessica Pierce
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #21
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I like this story a lot:
http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/scrabble.html
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:56 AM   #22
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Guts by Chuck Palahniuk

WARNING: Extremely graphic descriptions not for readers with sensitive stomachs. Actually, the use of the word stomach was probably a really bad choice here. People with any type of sensitivity should probably not click on the above link.

Oh, and there's a really annoying flashy banner on the page. Just scroll so it's above the top of your browser window. Trust me on this.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:04 AM   #23
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I doubt it. No offense, but I was talking about real literature.
I don't care for fanfic myself, but I gotta say that's the exact attitude people had toward short stories before they were considered literature. It's also the same attitude that was held toward virtually every craft that is now regarded as art (novels, film, etc.).

I hope I don't live to see the day that fanfic becomes literature. Though, in a way, most fiction is fanfic of a sort.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:16 AM   #24
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Guts by Chuck Palahniuk

WARNING: Extremely graphic descriptions not for readers with sensitive stomachs. Actually, the use of the word stomach was probably a really bad choice here. People with any type of sensitivity should probably not click on the above link.
Since I couldn't stop laughing while reading that, I guess that makes me insensitive...
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