We know you don't have much time these days. You're working longer and harder than ever and on top of all your other responsibilities, it's the holiday season. You don't have time to sit down and read the back of a cereal box, much less a novel.
But we're not asking you to read something right now, this minute. Instead, we're asking you to consider participating in Brian Lindenmuth's short story a day challenge starting January 1st. That's right...you don't have to read a thing for another three weeks! And when you do, you'll be reading SHORT stories. You can do it.
The beauty of the challenge is that you get to choose the stories, so if you only have time for a really short story, there are plenty of them out there. If you have a little more leisure, you can call up a classic short story like "The Monkey's Paw" at one of the many excellent online resources.
Check out the challenge here.
If you need a little help getting started, here are some great links to free short stories online:
A Twist of Noir
Beat to a Pulp
Classic Short Stories
Available Free on Kindle:
Best Russian Short Stories
The Best American Humorous Short Stories
The Door in the Wall and Other Stories by H.G. Wells
The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood
The Witch and Other Stories by Anton Chekov
Here are some short fiction collections and anthologies you can buy for just 99 cents on Amazon:
Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles by Edward A. Grainger
Dirty Old Town by Nigel Bird
Hard Bite and Other Short Stories by Anonymous-9
L.A. Nocturne by Katherine Tomlinson
Laughing at the Death Grin by Brazill, Rhatigan, Lowrance, Godwin, Duffy & more
Silver Snakes by Christian Dabnor
The Ultimate Collection of American Short Stories