Short Fiction

An open door leads to infinite stories…

Over the past few years I’ve been honing my skills through writing short fiction.  This journey has produced a ever growing series of short stories and prompted me to create my own digital literary magazine.

Published Works:

The Stone – a digital literary magazine available exclusively through the Kindle App and seeking contributors from across the globe, both established and independent writers - was launched in December of 2011.

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To my fellow writers, please check out “The Outsiders” links on the sidebar for some great literary magazines, such as Philadelphia Stories, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Bartleby Snopes, Carve Magazine, Prime Number, Underground Voices and Narrative Magazine that are treasure troves of great stories and potential places to submit your writing. Many have frequent contests in addition to standard submissions.  You can also submit your work to The Stone!

Here are some past posts on short fiction from here at The Schleicher Spin:

Here are some of my favorite short story writers and their essential works:

  • Russell Banks (The Angel on the Roof collection)
  • Ann Beattie (Park City collection)
  • Raymond Carver (Will You Please Be Quiet? collection)
  • William Faulkner (“Two Soldiers”, “Shall Not Perish”)
  • Graham Greene (“The Basement Room”, “Cheap in August”)
  • Shirley Jackson (“The Lottery”, “Elizabeth”)
  • James Joyce (Dubliners collection)
  • Joyce Carol Oates (“The Fish Factory”, “The Lost Brother”)
  • Flannery O’Connor (The Complete Stories)
  • Edgar Allan Poe (“Murders in the Rue Morgue”)
  • Annie Proulx (“Them Old Cowboy Songs”)
  • Kurt Vonnegut (“A Present for Big Saint Nick”, “Just You and Me, Sammy”)
  • Richard Yates (“A Glutton for Punishment”, “A Really Good Jazz Piano”, “Oh, Joseph, I’m so Tired”)

I also consider the annual Best American Short Stories collection essential for any purveyor of the form or serious reader.

Readers and writers alike are invited to share their favorite stories and writers, tips, links and thoughts on the craft through the comments section.

- D. H. Schleicher

2 comments on “Short Fiction

  1. BookSellerNJ says:

    I would like to add two of my favorite short stories written by two female American writers of the late 1890′s; at a time when it was not fashionable or even acceptable for a woman to write about “women’s issues”.

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (The Yellow Wallpaper – 1892)
    Kate Chopin (The Story of an Hour – 1894)

  2. Beatrice B says:

    I appreciate the tips and the links. Glad to hear about your short fiction award! Congratulations are in order!

    Thanks, Beatrice! –DHS

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