The Ten Best Short Stories (Ever!)

April 11, 2012 1:35 pm | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

The good folks over at Storyville have periodically been adding in a few Top Ten stories from various writers: Alan Heathcock, Robin Black, Anthony Doerr, and several others. Surprisingly, they have not asked me for my top ten. Why? Probably because they have no idea who I am. Still!

When I sat down to write a top ten list of stories, I realized that this was a bit of a silly task. Most top ten lists of any kind, of course, are unsatisfying. The rankings of stories  is never going to be a fully satisfying endeavor, even to myself, of what is “best.”

On the other hand, lists are kind of fun. (more…)