top short stories to read

If you are looking to spend your weekend in doing something other than outing or watching a movie, then nothing is better than reading. We have compiled a list of 5 top short stories to read this weekend. 

Short story is the genre which has more power than the novel. A number of great novelist were short story writer before they made their names with the books. 

Short stories are best in winding up the entire scenario in one or two sittings. A reader does not need to spend hours and days in reaching to the resolution like they do with novel. 

5 Top Short Stories to Read this Weekend 

  • The Tell – Tale Heart 

Mr Edgar Allan Poe is a well known name in the history of English literature. He is a Father of Short Story who has derived many brilliant short stories. The Tell- Tale Heart is a story by the narrator who cannot be trusted. He has committed a murder and he tries to justify that by convincing his readers. 

  • What we talk about love When we talk about love 

This is a title of short stories collection by Raymond Carver also name of one of the short story present in the book. In this story, 2 friends along with their wives are sitting in one of the friend’s kitchen table and discussing about love. All of them speaks in the light of their experiences. Carver has amazingly defined the heart of this topic. 

  • Runaway 

This is the collection of short stories by Alice Munro. In this collection, one can read about love and treachery. In the story, at one side, a woman is running out of her marriage and on the other side, a goat is missing.  Munro’s writing is something that creates difficult aspects from the simple life. 

  • Ghost of Firozsha Baag 

The Ghost of Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry is a story from his collection of short stories known as Tales from Firozsha Baag. This is the tale of an Indian Christian maid who is living in a Parsi household for more than 25 years. Mistry is well known for his postcolonial writing genre. 

  • My Kinsman, Major Molineux  

This is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1831. This story is from the times when American Revolution began to take place in the corners of America. The rural area Robin Molineux comes to the city in search of his kinsman who is a major in the British ruling army. He saw that Americans have revolted against Britishers and his cousin major is paraded around town in an insulting way. 

These are some of the top short stories to read this weekend that will not only give you insight in the past, but make you think a step further.  


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