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29 Short Stories You Need to Read

This is a Buzzfeed list of short stories you have to read. On the Buzzfeed article, they link the Amazon.com page where the entire book can be purchased, and where the short story can be read online free if applicable. Buzzfeed's description reads: "Because good things come in small packages"
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"Drown" by Junot Díaz
"Drown" by Junot Díaz
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"The Man on the Stairs" by Miranda July
"The Man on the Stairs" by Miranda July
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"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
4
"Rape Fantasies" by Margaret Atwood
"Rape Fantasies" by Margaret Atwood
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5
"Bettering Myself" by Ottessa Moshfegh
"Bettering Myself" by Ottessa Moshfegh
6
"Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff
"Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff
7
"The Albertine Notes" by Rick Moody
"The Albertine Notes" by Rick Moody
8
"The Displaced Person" by Flannery O'Connor
"The Displaced Person" by Flannery O'Connor
9
"Safari" by Jennifer Egan
"Safari" by Jennifer Egan
10
"Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway
"Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway
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"Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" by ZZ Packer
"Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" by ZZ Packer
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"Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Jorge Luis Borges
"Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Jorge Luis Borges
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13
"Hollow" by Breece D'J Pancake
"Hollow" by Breece D'J Pancake
14
"Real Estate" by Lorrie Moore
"Real Estate" by Lorrie Moore
15
"The Lady of the Lake" by Bernard Malamud
"The Lady of the Lake" by Bernard Malamud
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"The Depressed Person" by David Foster Wallace
"The Depressed Person" by David Foster Wallace
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"Madison at Guignol" by Joyce Carol Oates
"Madison at Guignol" by Joyce Carol Oates
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"The Dead" by James Joyce
"The Dead" by James Joyce
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"Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri
"Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri
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"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury
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"Letter to a Young Lady in Paris," "House Taken Over," and "Continuity
"Letter to a Young Lady in Paris," "House Taken Over," and "Continuity
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"Tiny, Smiling Daddy" by Mary Gaitskill
"Tiny, Smiling Daddy" by Mary Gaitskill
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"A Perfect Day for Bananafish" by J.D. Salinger
"A Perfect Day for Bananafish" by J.D. Salinger
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"Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx
"Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx
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"Grand Stand-In" by Kevin Wilson
"Grand Stand-In" by Kevin Wilson
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"They'Re Made Out of Meat" by Terry Bisson
"They'Re Made Out of Meat" by Terry Bisson
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"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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"All at One Point" by Italo Calvino
"All at One Point" by Italo Calvino
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"Italy" by Antonio Elefano
"Italy" by Antonio Elefano
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