Love to read but never seem to have the time to finish a book? Why not stick to short stories? Here are 10 of the very best ever written. Most can be finished in a half an hour or less!

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  • 1

    The Most Dangerous Game

    by Richard Connell

    1924. A disturbing critique of big-game hunting.

  • 2

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    by Ambrose Bierce

    1890. A man's return home after war is revealed to be only wishful thinking.

  • 3

    The Lottery

    by Shirley Jackson

    1948. Your worst fears of what "The Lottery" is about are confirmed.

  • 4

    The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

    by Ursula Le Guin

    1973. A disturbing tale about a summer festival in a utopian city and the unforgivable sacrifice that makes it possible.

  • 5

    Harrison Bergeron

    by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    1961. Some see it as a satire on dumb people's understanding of socialism. Others interpret as a legitimate critique on communism.

  • 6

    The Cask of Amontillado

    by Edgar Allen Poe

    1846. A story of sneaky and diabolical revenge.

  • 7

    The Veldt

    by Ray Bradbury

    1950. Stinging critique of family in the age of technology.

  • 8

    The Dead

    by James Joyce

    1914. A family part in Ireland turns into deep contemplation of mortality.

  • 9

    Lamb to the Slaughter

    by Roald Dahl

    1953. A seemingly happy couple has a very bad day.

  • 10

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    by Flannery O'Connor

    1953. A family's road trip goes horribly wrong.