I’ve always been a big fan of the short story, and it surprises me that, in this age of short attention spans, instant gratification and electronic media, that it hasn’t become a more popular form. Well, I’m going to do my part to rectify that.
I stumbled across an old post over at io9 in which they tried to form a “Weekend Short Story Club.” It doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere, as I can’t find any sort of discussion on the 4 scheduled stories, but I think it’s a great idea. So much, in fact, that I’m going to steal it, with a few modifications, and see if I can spur some discussion on various short stories.
Beginning this Sunday (27 June) when I’ll post a reading lineup/schedule, every other Sunday I’ll begin a “discussion” on the scheduled story. I already have a few stories in mind, but I need to make sure they are accessible on-line. If you have a favorite story you want to discuss, feel free to link to it below, and I’ll add it to the list. I make no promises about sticking to a particular genre, as my reading habits are varied and many of my favorite stories fall outside my preferred genres for recreational reading.
Hopefully some of you lurkers out there will de-cloak yourselves and talk about reading and writing with me!
So this lasted less than a month. My own fault, I know. But here, some 17 months later, I am resurrecting it in a slightly different format. I’ll just read short stories (since I do that all the time anyway) and then comment on them. No schedule, no real “club,” and no real idea about which one is next in line. Feel free to throw me a suggestion. I love the format, and will read damn near anything.