A story I wrote was chosen for a new “flash fiction” website called Fewer Than 500.
Probably most of the readers are my friends I’ve pointed in that direction, but it’s still exciting to me. Now, I just need to keep writing! And keep reading, because if the truth be told, I have my own list titled “Books I skipped in school” — the point of departure for the story. My list differs slightly from Ariana’s.
- The Pearl
- Tortilla Flat
- Grapes of Wrath (well, read it, but skipped whole chapters)
- The Scarlet Letter
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Vanity Fair
I never skipped Moby Dick, but probably would have had it been assigned to me. I got into Dickens when I was reading him in college, though my class never got to A Tale of Two Cities. I should give that a try.
If I start a personal classics revival, I’ll post my progress here. If I do, I’d start with Steinbeck or Dickens.