Short Story Sunday: Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets
Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets, Jack Finney
This nail biter about a workaholic chasing a sheet of paper out on a skyscraper ledge would make anyone re-think his dedication to career over love and family. It can be read for free here: http://www.is.wayne.edu/MNISSANI/20302005/Deadman.htm
Lately I’ve been working on the overwhelming task of thinning out my book collection; it’s something no book lover likes to do, but let’s face it, every once in a while it has to be done, either to clear clutter or make room for more.
It’s no surprise that a good portion of my collection is devoted to short story collections. I’ve read my share of great stories, and I’ve read my share of awful ones—but I’ve also read my share of a few that blew me away to the point at which I’ll never forget them. So instead of doing a typical “Top” list, I decided instead to focus on ones which fall into the last category (please note that in my “about” descriptions I tried to be spoiler-free). Do you have any that have made a lasting impression on you? Leave them in the comments.
Posted on July 12, 2015, in Short Stories and tagged character/conflict/crisis/change structure examples, Contents of the Dead Man's Pockets, Jack Finney, suspense stories, workaholics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.