Just got my computer back after the replacing of a power unit. Hence the silence.
And I really wanted to post on the anniversary (yesterday) of the publication of the most famous story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. It appeared in 1948, and still carries as much punch today.
We read it in school when I was young. And it slammed me. You mean they?... Holy crap, how subversive can you get? Had never heard anything like it.
Made me want to read more, to find other cool things like this. And I found them, and read so much that I grew up wanting to create stories that knocked readers' socks off.
Still the best story ever. What are your favorites?