Fancies and Goodnights, Vol 1

I read this as part of my following Ray Bradbury’s advice to read a short story and an essay every day. Collier was even one of the authors he recommended. These stories are products of their time, and they don’t all end in mind blowing twists, but each one is a perfect example of a short story. There is a lot of value in reading these for structure, pacing, character, and to help establish the mental parameters necessary for executing shorts of your own.

There’s a second volume but I think I’ll look to more contemporary examples going forward, just to ensure that I don’t fall into the antiquated vernacular of such aged tales.


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