Those nice people at Beyond The Margins have just posted an article on how publishers prefer novels to short story collections, so I thought I’d list out a few of my favourite short fictions, by way of a share toy:
Moongazer by Nuala Ní Chonchúir (WTD, go to page 48).
Then there’s Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx, which I love in part because they made a film out of a shorty, and that’s something. First published in The New Yorker, later extended in her book, Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories.
There’s another one, about an anchorite/anchoress, written a few years ago. I think it won something. Anyhow, I’ve lost it. If you know of a good short fiction about an anchorite/ess, please let me know — I’d love to read it again.