Short Story Sunday: Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut
This depiction of a dystopian world in which everyone is “finally equal” fascinated and scared me (on another note, wow, this is possibly how far the awful Common Core could go…). It’s probably available in many anthologies and, certainly, in collections of Vonnegut’s, but I found a link to read it free here: http://www.wordfight.org/bnw/bnw-unit_packet.pdf
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.