NBA-Finalist Karen E. Bender’s Favorite Short Stories
All-Time Greats and Unexpected Gems from a Master of the Form
When I read these stories, I really wish I had written them. I am having conversations with these stories, in different ways.
I read for strangeness—the sense that the world is presented in a way that is not how you have been told it is, but that you know, instinctively, it can be. I read for the beauty of the language and sentences, and a sense of vision and real feeling. All of these stories have these elements. Go read them, now.