As the editor of a genre fiction website, I’ve seen my share of short stories—the good and the bad. No matter what kind of fiction you write, being able to craft a good short story can help you sharpen your skills. Ray Bradbury recommended writing one sh
River bend A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, Flannery O'Connor What: A Southern Gothic short-story collection from one of the truest masters of the form. Why: Because no one cuts deeper, darker, or more true than Flannery O’Connor.