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Offline Johnny Unusual

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Short Stories
« on: March 15, 2009, 09:06:41 PM »
There are classic short stories all over the Internet.  Post the good ones here:

This one is the inspiration for the movie They Live.  It's called "8 O'Clock in the Morning"  Enjoy.

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/9412/8oclock.html

And a classic Sci-Fi tale of terror.  It's a Good Life.

http://nickelkid.net/docs/greats/its_a_good_life.html
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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 10:53:42 PM »
Define "classic" for me and I might bite.

Most short stories in my experience are nasty, hollow, strange, and pointless little peices of sputum that drain a little life out of me.
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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 05:27:15 AM »
Most short stories in my experience are nasty, hollow, strange, and pointless little peices of sputum that drain a little live out of me.

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I love short stories, I'll be back with some in a while. :)


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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 05:39:15 AM »
I find that the soft-core porn short stories I write for publication provide me with both grocery money AND a great ice-breaker when introduced to my boyfriend's family members at weddings.

Sometimes short stories are all that sells when an agent doesn't want to hear your novel pitch about a death fetishist and a serial killer who fall in love.
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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 07:15:10 AM »
I suppose asking if those site are offering authorized versions of the stories, or if Jerome Bixby or Ray Nelson (or their estates) are seeing a dime from this use of their work, would be futile of me.
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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 07:36:43 AM »
Well, on this site, but if you wish to draw attention to it be my guest.  And if that bothers you, you can still feel free to put up any short stories from the public domain.


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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 08:48:57 AM »
I'm not sure if it qualifies as classic, but I rather enjoyed this short story from Allegory E-Zine. It's a fantasy story called "Stone and Fire".
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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 02:04:09 PM »
Or just good.  Whatever.  I'm not picky.


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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 02:19:02 PM »
Proving that there's more to Roald Dahl than Chocolate Factories, Giant Peaches and Farting Whizz Popping Giants

Lamb to the Slaughter
Beware of the Dog
Man From the South

One of Kipling's most famous work is a collection of short stories, one of which is this:

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi


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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 04:14:12 PM »
this seems worthy of my first post here...

just over four pages, breaking the pig is a short story from the book, the bus driver who wanted to be god & other stories, written by etgar keret, of israel. the last story in the book, knellers happy campers, was made into the amazing 2006 movie, wristcutters: a love story.  very talented writer who has written some incredibly short short stories. 

http://books.google.com/books?id=ZtPdugUKVMkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+bus+driver+who+wanted+to+be+god&ei=Dtu-SeHxF4KwzgTzxMzJDA#PPP9,M1



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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 05:12:39 PM »
Short stories from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series:

Restoration of Faith (prequel to the series):
http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/restoration/

Vignette (a moment in the life of the main character):
http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/vignette/


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Re: Short Stories
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 12:13:52 PM »
this seems worthy of my first post here...

just over four pages, breaking the pig is a short story from the book, the bus driver who wanted to be god & other stories, written by etgar keret, of israel. the last story in the book, knellers happy campers, was made into the amazing 2006 movie, wristcutters: a love story.  very talented writer who has written some incredibly short short stories. 

http://books.google.com/books?id=ZtPdugUKVMkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+bus+driver+who+wanted+to+be+god&ei=Dtu-SeHxF4KwzgTzxMzJDA#PPP9,M1



Awesome movie, incredible short stories.  I liked "Bus Driver" so much I recently bought two more books of short stories by Keret.
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