Apparently, May is Short Story Month—perhaps you would like some related content?
May is Short Story Month. It is also, according to Wikipedia, Celiac Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, National Pet Month (UK), National Smile Month (UK), South Asian Heritage Month, Bicycle Month, National Burger Month, National Gold Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Haitian Heritage Month, National Moving Month, Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month and many, many other things.
Here at Literary Hub, we love short stories, and so we plan to we read them, think about them, write them, and write about them all month—and every month! Our undying devotion to the form not withstanding, to kick off this very special time, here are some short story-related pieces you may enjoy:
“A Close Reading of the Best Short Story Ever Written“
“11 Very Short Stories You Must Read Immediately“
“The Most Anthologized Short Stories of All Time“
“5 Essential Linked Story Collections That Are Better Than Novels“
“In Praise of the Unlinked Story Collection“
“On the Art and Influence of Hemingway’s Short Stories“
“31 Movies Based on Short Stories“
“The Best Short Stories from the Heart of the Country“
“Read 20 Famous Authors’ Very First Published Short Stories“
“20 Great Writers on Their Favorite Story Collections“
“The Avid Reader: Helen Simpson on Anton Chekhov’s ‘Oysters’“
“On the Destabilizing Brilliance of Robert Coover’s ‘The Babysitter’“
“25 Alice Munro Stories You Can Read Online Right Now“
Or you can always read some actual short stories—I promise that they are very good!