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Short Story Month 2017

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Short Story of the Day – Days 91-120

April

Day 91: Victoria Redel’s “Red Rooster”

Day 92: Jonathan Escoffery’s “Chasing Carlos”

Day 93: Emma Cline’s “Northeast Regional”

Day 94: Clare Sestanovich’s “Phantom Vibrate”

Day 95: Christopher Fox’ “Junk”

Day 96: Amy Sauber’s “State Facts for the New Age”

Day 97: Olivia Clare’s “Olivia”

Day 98: Lucia Berlin’s “Homing”

Day 99: Chelsea Martin’s “Baby’s First Words”

Day 100: Curtis Dawkins’ “County”

Day 101: Rudrapriya Rathore’s “Heart Lake”

Day 102: Michelle Lyn King’s “Ghosts You Loved More”

Day 103: Hilary Leichter’s “Far Gone Conclusions”

Day 104: Kerry Cullen’s “Kindling”

Day 105: Tobias Wolff’s “Say Yes”

Day 106: Lindsay Hunter’s “The Fence”

Day 107: Lara Vapnyar’s “Deaf and Blind”

Day 108: Jenny Zhang’s “Why Were They Throwing Bricks?”

Day 109: Lauren Groff’s “Exquisite Corpse”

Day 110: Brandon Taylor’s “Wool”

Day 111: Tomiko Breland’s “What Is Behind”

Day 112: Erin Somers’ “Astronauts In Love”

Day 113: Julie Buntin’s “Phenomenon”

Day 114: Daisy Johnson’s “A Bruise the Size and Shape of a Door Handle”

Day 115: Amy Silverberg’s “Surburbia!”

Day 116: Kerry Cullen’s “Flight Feathers”

Day 117: Paul Yoon’s “A Willow and the Moon”

Day 118: Megan Cummin’s “Aerosol”

Day 119: Dana Diehl’s “Closer”

Day 120: Rachel Kushner’s “Debouchment”

Short Story of the Day – Days 60-90

March

Day 60: Clarice Lispector’s “Obsession”

Day 61: Stephanie Vaughn’s “Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog”

Day 62: Claire Vaye Watkins’ “Virginia City”

Day 63: Grace Paley’s “Friends”

Day 64: Mariana Enriquez’ “Spiderweb”

Day 65: Brandon Taylor’s “Frites”

Day 66: Clare Beams’ “The Drop”

Day 67: Susann Cokal’s “Fourteen Shakes the Baby”

Day 68: Jeannine Ouellette’s “Family, Family”

Day 69: Maryse Meijer’s “Home”

Day 70: Justin Taylor’s “A Talking Cure”

Day 71: Mary Gaitskill’s “Daisy’s Valentine”

Day 72: Clare Beams’ “We Show What We Have Learned”

Day 73: Jami Attenberg’s “Sarah Lee Waits For Love”

Day 74: Amanda Miska’s “Slow Wave”

Day 75: Emily St. John Mandel’s “Mr. Thursday”

Day 76: Phil Klay’s “Prayer In The Furnace”

Day 77: Jorge Luis Borges’ “Funes, His Memory”

Day 78: Kristen Arnett’s “Selectively Bred”

Day 79: Jenny Zhang’s “We Love You Crispina”

Day 80: Elizabeth Ellen’s “The Last American Woman”

Day 81: Shelly Oria’s “New York 1, Tel Aviv 0”

Day 82: Jen Corrigan’s “Have a Lovely Day”

Day 83: Melissa Ragsly’s “Crumbs”

Day 84: Mona Awad’s “My Mother’s Idea of Sexy”

Day 85: Brenna Gomez’ “Corzo”

Day 86: Kristen Gleason’s “Neftali”

Day 87: Rion Amilcar Scott’s “202 Checkmates”

Day 88: Deb Olin Unferth’s “Wait Till You See Me Dance”

Day 89: Laura van den Berg’s “Where We Must Be”

Day 90: Kara Vernor’s “Four Hands”

Short Story of the Day – Days 32-59

February

Day 32: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “Black-Eyed Women”

Day 33: Joanna C. Valente’s “You Are Going To Lose Everything”

Day 34: Edwidge Danticat’s “Seven”

Day 35: Patricia Engel’s “Vida”

Day 36: Jo Ann Beard’s “The Tomb of Wrestling”

Day 37: Denis Johnson’s “Car Crash While Hitchhiking”

Day 38: Fiona Maazel’s “Let’s Go to the Videotape”

Day 39: Clarice Lispector’s “Jimmy and I”

Day 40: Ashley Strosnider’s “What Will Make It Last”

Day 41: Danielle Evans’ “Virgins”

Day 42: Claire Vaye Watkins’ “Wish You Were Here”

Day 43: Elizabeth Ellen’s “Winter Haven, Florida, 1984”

Day 44: Joanna C. Valente’s “You’re Gonna Scream When You Die”

Day 45: Junot Diaz’ “Otravida, Otravez”

Day 46: Jennifer Sears’ “Foragers”

Day 47: Leyna Krow’s “Katie Eats Boston Cream Pie at a Motel Diner in Southeast Portland”

Day 48: Ottessa Moshfegh’s “The Weirdos”

Day 49: Mary Miller’s “Fast Trains”

Day 50: Brandon Taylor’s “Run”

Day 51: Leyna Krow’s “Tiger, Tiger”

Day 52: Saeed Jones’ “Boy, A History”

Day 53: Ben Greenman’s “Barn (Nebraska, 1962)”

Day 54: Alexander Chee’s “Down to Mars”

Day 55: Melissa Yancy’s “Consider This Case”

Day 56: Karen E. Bender’s “A Chick from My Dream Life”

Day 57: Philip Roth’s “The Conversion of the Jews”

Day 58: Leesa Cross-Smith’s “Whiskey & Ribbons”

Day 59: Zadie Smith’s “Crazy They Call Me”

Short Story of the Day: Days 1-31

January

Day 1: SJ Sindu’s “SR-9”

Day 2: Rebecca Keith’s “Toast of New York”

Day 3: Yiyun Li’s “On The Street Where You Live”

Day 4: Kelli Jo Ford’s “You Will Miss Me When I Burn”

Day 5: Deirdre Coyle’s “How to Vomit Living Creatures”

Day 6: Emily Chammah’s “Tell Me, Please”

Day 7: Mary Miller’s “Cedars of Lebanon”

Day 8: Emma Horwitz’ “Fingering”

Day 9: Rion Amilcar Scott’s “A Friendly Game”

Day 10: Daniel Peña’s “Three Phases of Love and Deportation in Ciudad Juarez”

Day 11: April Ayers Lawson’s “Three Friends In a Hammock”

Day 12: Mary Miller’s “The House on Main Street”

Day 13: Allison Kade’s “The Purple Baby”

Day 14: Madeline Dubus’ “Godspeed”

Day 15: Annabel Graham’s “Celestial Bodies”

Day 16: Halimah Marcus’ “Running Alone”

Day 17: Deirdre Coyle’s “Girlfriend”

Day 18: Alisha Ebling’s “Hungry”

Day 19: Kate Axelrod’s “Comfort Pack”

Day 20: Ruth Madievsky’s “Hamster”

Day 21: Julianne Pachico’s “Honey Bunny”

Day 22: Maggie Shipstead’s “Backcountry”

Day 23: Ottessa Moshfegh’s “An Honest Woman”

Day 24: Alix Ohlin’s “Quarantine”

Day 25: Patricia Engel’s “Lucho”

Day 26: Kait Heacock’s “The Girl”

Day 27: Brenda Peynado’s “The Drownings”

Day 28: Chanelle Benz’ “West of the Known”

Day 29: Kristen Arnett’s “Felt in the Jaw”

Day 30: Grace Paley’s “The Little Girl”

Day 31: Kate Folk’s “A Scale Model of Gull Point”

Short Story of the Day – Day 32

Marie-Helene Bertino’s “Free Ham”

Free Ham

Day Thirty-Two

Marie-Helene Bertino tweet

This post was meant for the first day of the month! And what a way to celebrate the first day of February! On this day the editors of The Forge Literary Magazine decided to republish one of Bertino’s stories from her collection and first book, Safe As HousesGo read it! It’s the first story in her book and a great one to segue to the rest of her wildly inventive and hilarious stories!

P.S. This is my second time one of Bertino’s stories makes its way into the Short Story of the Day series (obviously she’s one of my favorites) so you should check that post as well if you missed it!

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