My Vicky Life


Posts tagged with "short stories"

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

- Although unverified, the legend goes that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a short story in six words or less, and this is what he came up with.

The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…

- Fredric Brown’s “Knock,” the shortest science fiction story ever written.

Jun 6

A good video, though not quite as I remember the original story (which freaked me out as a kid). I’d actually just been thinking of this, since it’s been raining pretty much non-stop here in the sunshine state for days now, and also because I got stuck at work yesterday and missed the Venus Transit, which won’t happen again for another 105 years.


Today we are celebrating the life of author Ray Bradbury, who passed away this morning at the age of 91. He was a great friend and supporter of libraries. This video is part one of an adaptation of one of his most memorable short stories, All Summer in a Day. Here are parts two and three.

Jan 4

James Franco Reads a Short Story in Bed

(via Open Culture)