Happy international short story day, everyone!
I am a big believer in the short story. In my early teens I truly believed that I would be a serious novelist one day. Now, at the ripe old age of twenty-one, I favour the (equally unrealistic) dream of writing endless collections of short stories, each as compelling and bizarre as the last. I studied a module called, quite simply, The Short Story in my second year of university (taught by the lovely Kath McKay) which cemented my love for the short story.
I’m currently working on a story loosely based on the story of The Halifax Slasher, which I’m rather excited about.
If you fancy buying yourself a short story collection, go here to find out which ones I think are great, and to buy one through my Amazon store if you feel the need. If you don’t want to pay to read a short story, then thankfully there is a wealth of them free online. Search ‘international short story day’ on Twitter for lots of links and other nice things.
Are you a fan of the short story? Do you write any of your own? What short story collection would you recommend?
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