Okay, so for school, we have to create a mandella (basically a project) on 3 different short stories with the same theme. I've read a few different ones, but I haven't really found one I absolutely loved and adored, and definitely wanted to use. I think if I found "the one" I could center my project more around that, and use that theme as a central idea.
I was wondering, of you 7 visitors, do you have any short stories you recommend? I know, some people hate them, or haven't read them in 5+ years, but for those who remember a story they particularly enjoyed, please share! Some stories I liked are:
- 'The Lottery'- Shirley Jackson
- 'The Rocking-horse Winner'- DH Lawrence
- 'The Darling'- Anton Chekhov
- 'Miss Brill'- Katherine Mansfield
- 'Harrison Bergeron'- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Also, feel free to share some ideas for themes (love, death, innocence, society, etc.) that you think could be used in a project in an interesting way. I'm not a huge fan of romance, and I like irony in stories, along with maybe a bit of sadness...
What is your favourite short story?