Happy to be spending a little time over at Teri Polen’s ‘Writer’s Reading Corner’ today chatting about a favorite story that influenced my writing.
Stories that affect us don’t always have to be full length novels. Sometimes, they’re short stories, and today’s author shares how one in particular changed her life and helped shape her writing career. Welcome Sarah Brentyn!
Winning the Lottery
It won’t surprise most of you that the last book I read is not a book. It’s a short story.
I was introduced to “The Lottery” during a lit class for my undergrad degree.
It spoke to me.
It said something like, “Hey! You, there! College chick. Check me out. I’m short and spectacular. I mean, seriously, I’m awesome. Read me again!”
I did. And still am (obviously) many years later.
One dark and stormy (actually, it was clear and starry) night in January, I decided to revisit this favorite. I fell asleep thinking about it, woke up thinking about it.
I could not stop thinking about it.
She weaves different…
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