One of the last college classes I took was an elective on British literature. And one of the focal points of the class was the analysis of short stories. Some authors we studied were James Joyce, Jorge Luis Borges, and Haruki Murakami. And prior to that I’d had no experience with short stories. I can’t remember ever studying them in high school and I definitely hadn’t ever purchased a collection on my own.
In the couple of years since graduation I’ve had no more exposure to short stories but for the few I’ve read here on WordPress. But maybe it’s just me. Maybe there are still writers out there who release short story collections and have large followings. I just have no idea who they are if they do in fact exist. Is this the norm or am I detached from the rest of you?
And I’m not talking about those writers who write dozens of 30 page short stories and just put them on Amazon every other week. Anyone can do that and receive little to no recognition for doing so because the quality just isn’t there.
Do you write short stories? Do you happen to read them?