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Short & Sweet Past Readings

Past Readings


Octavia E. Butler, "Speech Sounds"
Graham Swift, "Blushes"
Anton Chekhov, "Darling"
Robert Frost, "The Question of a Feather"
Ernest Hemingway, "In Another Country"
Bryan Washington, "Katy"
Elizabeth Spencer, "A Southern Landscape"
Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery"
Tony Earley, "The Place of Safety"
Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart"


  • Alice Munro, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, "The Third and Final Continent"
  • Shirley Hazzard, “Villa Adriana” from Cliffs of Fall
  • Edith Wharton, "The Muse’s Tragedy”
  • Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried"
  • Savyon Liebrecht, "Apples from the Desert"