Who is your favourite? You are only allowed one.
I have been thinking about this a lot recently. I write short stories, I read short stories, I love well written short stories, I detest lazy, obvious twist in the tale short stories. I like to be made to think, but I don’t like overly clever writing, I want the words to be simple, just right. I want to feel the story. It’s wonderful to be moved…to tears, laughter, just a smile. I like that feeling of universality when a story makes you go, ahh, yes, I know that. I have several faves, but if I had to pick one it would always be Lorrie Moore. She’s punny and clever and deep and frothy and her stories just slide along easily but every single word is the exact right one. Amazing.
Who is yours?