Every morning, we open our still-sleepy eyes, turn aside, and reach out to our phone-as-alarm. Stop. Stop. Stop. After closing all the shouting alarms sets, we always check out the notifications piled up all night.
Most people can remember reading one or two jarring short stories in school, and Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is usually among them.
Have you heard of the insanely cool French craze of short story dispensers? If not, don't stress, because they're finally coming to the United States and I, personally, am so excited!
One of the greatest writers of our time, Stephen King, has mystified, terrified, and entertained audiences for decades. The Master of Horror has published at least fifty novels and over 200 short stories. And then there are all of the film adaptations.
As a former adjunct professor of creative writing, I can't offer the world much besides $4 for one cup of tea and my teaching stories. I've already spent $4 for a cup of tea this week, so I am now going to share with you my limited teaching wisdom.