Sudden Fiction Reading List

The following is a partial list of short stories that have been shared over the course of multiple writing classes at Think Tank. While some of these stories may be reread in future classes, students interested in enrolling may benefit from reading some of these tales beforehand. You can also read a selection of the class instructor's original work here, and order a hard copy compilation of student work here.

  • Kate Chopin - The Story of an Hour
  • Ray Bradbury - There Will Come Soft Rains
  • Octavia Butler - Bloodchild
  • Ambrose Bierce - An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Kono Tensei - Triceratops
  • Ursula Le Guin - The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Harrison Bergeron
  • Emily Nasrallah - A House Not Her Own
  • Shirley Jackson - The Lottery
  • Alexis DeVeaux - Bird of Paradise
  • E.M. Forster - The Machine Stops
  • Stephen Vincent Benét - The Devil and Daniel Webster