shirley jackson


It’s June 27th. Read Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”

No seriously--go read it. The New Yorker, in which the story was originally published in 1948, has the story up online. You can read it right here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1948/06/26/the-lottery. Come back when you're done. It's amazing, right? I mean, when we say a story is "haunting," or that it "stays with you," we are talking about the feeling you get from almost every single Shirley Jackson story--and most definitely from "The Lottery." You just keep turning it over in your mind after you read it. "The morning of June 27th was clear and[...]