I need inspiration.
  1. Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders
  2. Love in the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
    Suggested by @miranda
  3. "Bandleader's Girlfriend" by Alissa Nutting (from Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, 2010)
    Suggested by @coreylaine
  4. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
    Suggested by @fisackerly
  5. The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Mirakami
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  6. "The Day The Pig Fell Into the Well" by John Cheever
    Suggested by @JessePearson
  7. "For Esme - with Love and Squalor" by J.D. Salinger
    Suggested by @carolineschwartz
  8. "The Bear Came Over the Mountain," Alice Munro
    Suggested by @gcowles
  9. "The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried," by Amy Hempel
    Suggested by @gcowles
  10. "The Aleph," by Jorge Luis Borges
    Suggested by @gcowles
  11. "The School," by Donald Barthelme (a list story!)
    Suggested by @gcowles
  12. "The Boat," by Alistair MacLeod
    Suggested by @gcowles
  13. "Cathedral," by Raymond Carver
    Suggested by @gcowles
  14. "People Like That Are the Only People Here," by Lorrie Moore
    Suggested by @gcowles
  15. "Intimacy" by Raymond Carver
    Suggested by @audrey
  16. "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" by Haruki Murakami
    Suggested by @audrey
  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. "October in the Chair" by Neil Gaiman
    Beautiful story. Here's a copy of it//aprestostory.tumblr.com/post/31032926209/october-in-the-chair
    Suggested by @J0SH