The Hotchkiss by Pierre Lawrence

Short but definitely not sweet, this novella holds all the hallmarks of a good short story and is threaded with dark humour throughout

Echoes of Light by Jani Viswanath

Echoes of Light by Jani Viswanath – A collection of poems and stories that feel like little pieces of calm and wisdom, reading like parables to guide and strengthen

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

These tales are a mixture of the absurd with the flighty, all told with a vibrant voice, some with humour and a lot with a tinge of darkness

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor’s book is of its time in its vernacular, its characters and its description of place. Darkly humorous, they are well-written short stories.