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10 Incredible Short Stories for Readers With Short Attention Spans

Love to read but never seem to have the time to finish a book? Why not stick to short stories? Here are 10 of the very best ever written. Most can be finished in a half an hour or less!

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1

The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Connell

 

 

1924. A disturbing critique of big-game hunting.

 

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1890. A man’s return home after war is revealed to be only wishful thinking.

 

3

The Lottery

by Shirley Jackson

 

 

1948. Your worst fears of what “The Lottery” is about are confirmed.

 

4
 

 

1973. A disturbing tale about a summer festival in a utopian city and the unforgivable sacrifice that makes it possible.

 

5

Harrison Bergeron

by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

 

 

1961. Some see it as a satire on dumb people’s understanding of socialism. Others interpret as a legitimate critique on communism.

 

6

The Cask of Amontillado

by Edgar Allen Poe

 

 

1846. A story of sneaky and diabolical revenge.

 

7

The Veldt

by Ray Bradbury

 

 

1950. Stinging critique of family in the age of technology.

 

8

The Dead

by James Joyce

 

 

1914. A family part in Ireland turns into deep contemplation of mortality.

 

9

Lamb to the Slaughter

by Roald Dahl

 

 

1953. A seemingly happy couple has a very bad day.

 

10

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

by Flannery O’Connor

 

 

1953. A family’s road trip goes horribly wrong.

 

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