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Another day, another list… 25 of my favorite short stories in no particular order…
 
1. Sticks – Karl Edward Wagner
2. Smoke Ghost – Fritz Leiber
3. Macintosh Willy – Ramsey Campbell
4. A Rose for Ecclesiastes – Roger Zelazny
5. The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas – Ursula Le Guin
6. The Color out of Space – H. P. Lovecraft
7. The Streets of Ashkelon – Harry Harrison
8. Repent, Harlequin said the Tick-Tock Man – Harlan Ellison
9. The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
10. The Willows – Algernon Blackwood
11. The Gorgon – Tanith Lee
12. Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones – Samuel Delaney
13. The Events at Poroth Farm – T. E. D. Klein
14. The Veldt – Ray Bradbury
15. The Signal Man – Charles Dickens
16. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
17. Caterpillars – E. F. Benson
18. Pigeons from Hell – Robert E. Howard
19. In the Hills, the Cities – Clive Barker
20. Don’t Look Now – Daphne du Maurier
21. Born of Man and Woman – Richard Matheson
22. The Juniper Tree – Peter Straub
23. Sredni Vashtar – Saki
24. Casting the Runes – M. R. James
25. The Seance – Isaac Bashevis Singer
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