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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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The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Connell



1924. A disturbing critique of big-game hunting.




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



The Lottery

by Shirley Jackson



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




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



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.



The Cask of Amontillado

by Edgar Allen Poe



1846. A story of sneaky and diabolical revenge.



The Veldt

by Ray Bradbury



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



The Dead

by James Joyce



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



Lamb to the Slaughter

by Roald Dahl



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



A Good Man Is Hard to Find

by Flannery O’Connor



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


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