📗open List: Best Short Stories of All Time

I need inspiration.
  1. 1.
    Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders
  2. 2.
    Love in the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
    Suggested by   @miranda
  3. 3.
    "Bandleader's Girlfriend" by Alissa Nutting (from Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, 2010)
    Suggested by   @coreylaine
  4. 4.
    "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
    Suggested by   @fisackerly
  5. 5.
    The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Mirakami
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  6. 6.
    "The Day The Pig Fell Into the Well" by John Cheever
    Suggested by   @JessePearson
  7. 7.
    "For Esme - with Love and Squalor" by J.D. Salinger
    Suggested by   @carolineschwartz
  8. 8.
    "The Bear Came Over the Mountain," Alice Munro
    Suggested by   @gcowles
  9. 9.
    "The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried," by Amy Hempel
    Suggested by   @gcowles
  10. 10.
    "The Aleph," by Jorge Luis Borges
    Suggested by   @gcowles
  11. 11.
    "The School," by Donald Barthelme (a list story!)
    Suggested by   @gcowles
  12. 12.
    "The Boat," by Alistair MacLeod
    Suggested by   @gcowles
  13. 13.
    "Cathedral," by Raymond Carver
    Suggested by   @gcowles
  14. 14.
    "People Like That Are the Only People Here," by Lorrie Moore
    Suggested by   @gcowles
  15. 15.
    "Intimacy" by Raymond Carver
    Suggested by   @audrey
  16. 16.
    "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" by Haruki Murakami
    Suggested by   @audrey
  17. 17.
    The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    Sorry if this is v high school but its attention is well-deserved.
    Suggested by   @sarah
  18. 18.
    "October in the Chair" by Neil Gaiman
    Suggested by   @J0SH