10 Captivating Short Stories Everyone Should Read

by Johnny Webber

1. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell – The story of a big game hunter finding himself stranded on an island and becoming the hunted.

2. The Last Question by Isaac Asimov – A question is posed to a supercomputer that does not get answered until the end days of man.

3. The Last Answer by Isaac Asimov – A man passes away and has a conversation with the Voice in the afterlife.

4. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – A collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of the house.

5. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson – The story of one small town’s ritual know only as “the lottery.”

6. Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway – A couple has a tension-filled conversation at a train station in Spain.

7. All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury – A group of schoolchildren live on Venus where the Sun is visible for only two hours every seven years.

8. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut – It is the year 2081, and all Americans are equal in every possible way.

9. The Monkey by Stephen King – The story of a cymbal-banging monkey toy that controls the lives around it.

10. We Can Get Them For You Wholesale by Neil Gaiman – A man named Peter searches the phone book for an assassin to kill his unfaithful fiancée.

10 Captivating Short Stories Everyone Should Read