Daily Archives: February 4, 2014

387 Short Stories: Day 54 to Day 57: 1st of February 2014 to the 4th of February 2014

Very quickly, I will wrap this post on the stories read in February 2014, till now, which is 4 stories till now in the month.

I am keeping this very short since I am way too tired to write about each story, however from tomorrow I will.
Here goes the list of the four stories read this month:

1.Let there be Light by Robert A. Heinlein: Taken from the Collection: Future History – It is about the invention of light panels. It is about LEDs surprisingly, invented in 1962 and the story was written in 1940. A writer way ahead of his time.

The Future History by Robert A Heinlein

2.Charles by Shirley Jackson: Taken from the collection: The Lottery and Other Stories – The story baffled me with the characters interchanging. Charles becoming Laurie and vice-versa. A stunning achievement.

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

3.The Nose by Nikolai Gogol: Taken from the Collection: The Collected Stories – I could not have missed this one. I had to read this one. A nose that falls off a man’s face and has a life of its own is not to be missed by anyone. Magic realism at its best.

The Collected Tales of Nikoloi Gogol

Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

4.Willing by Lorrie Moore: Taken from the Collection: Birds of America and Other Stories – Lorrie Moore is a favourite writer of mine. Again, I had to read her. The story is about a washed up Hollywood actress and her life as it was and as it is. Some great metaphors and life as it is.