Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
This weeks prompt is Favorite Novellas/ Short Stories. I am not a huge reader of short stories/ novellas; if I am going to read a short story I tend to go for classics or horror stories. That being said, I am starting to read some companion novellas.
1) Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe
I am a huge Poe fan and of all his stories, Masque of the Red Death is my favorite. There is just something about the vivid descriptions and colors that make up this story that has always intrigued me.
2)The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
This story comes in second because of the sinister ambiance of the story. There is something so unsettling about having the main character as a villain, but it makes for a unique and sinister short story. This short story is a must-read for anyone trying to delve into Edgar Allen Poe's work.
3)A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
I originally read this story in high school, I remember being so creeped out by the ending. Seeing as I still remember it years later, I would say that it has quite the impact, and for that, I have placed it in third.
4) Désirée’s Baby by Kate Chopin
I have just recently started to read some of Kate Chopin's works, and I must say, if someone is looking to get into classics, they are a great place to start as they are not too long and are written in an easily comprehensible manner.
5) The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
I read this book back in high-school and it was always so memorable for me, it isn't overtly creepy or weird, but it still manages to pack a punch.
6) The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
I do not think that I really need to explain my self on this one lol. But I will say this one used to freak me out as a young girl! 😅
7) The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe
While I don't think that I would call this short story one of my favorites that Poe has written, it makes the list because it was the first piece from Poe that I ever read.
8) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
This is one of my favorite Halloween reads, I read it every year and it never gets old.
9) The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs
This story is one that I have read many times and always enjoy. I suppose I just have a thing for horror stories.
10) The Dead House: The Naida Tapes
This is the only modern novella to make it onto the list. I really enjoyed this as a companion to the book The Dead House, as it cleared up a lot of the questions I had at the end of the novel.