A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is. You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate. When anybody asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell them to read the story. - Flannery O’Connor
The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce
The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Cop and the Anthem by O. Henry
In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
The Open Window by Saki