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Monday, April 7, 2014

H is for "His Wife's Deceased Sister"

I ran across the short story, "His Wife's Deceased Sister" a few years ago when I was participating in Brian Lindemuth's "Short Story a Day" challenge. It was written by Frank R. Stockton.  If Stockton's name sounds familiar, it's because he wrote "The Lady or the Tiger?" one of a handful of short stories that almost all American kids read as children. ("The Most Dangerous Game," "The Ransom of Red Chief," and "To Build a Fire" are several of the others.)

"His Wife's Deceased Sister" is about a writer whose life is ruined when he writes a story so popular that no one thinks anything else can live up to it. Read it here.


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    Happy A to Z from a challenge minion!

  2. Thanks for letting me know--I've been using the internal timer that counts visitors. And thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow, thanks. I was just talking about "The Lady or the Tiger?" the other day with a friend and couldn't remember who wrote it (then forgot to look it up). Cool to find new stories, too!

  4. Huh I don't think I've ever heard of him. That's quite the title there. Definitely one that would get me curious!

    Happy A to Z-ing!