March has been a lot less exciting than February was, no more holidays 😓, but it was a good month for reading! I found my love for short stories (as you will see below!) and scoured the internet for all the free ones I could find.
Here’s a little resource bank of some great websites or articles that have thousands of free to read short stories!
- Feedbooks (not just short stories, also has loads of classics on there! I have downloaded Dracula, Frankenstein, Little Women, and more from this site! You can download these and send them directly to your Kindle too!)
- East of the Web – Short Stories
- FlavorWire – 50 of the Scariest Short Stories of All Time
- American Literature – 100 Great Short Stories
- Selected Short Stories by Franz Kafka
- Lovecraft Stories – The Complete Works
The ones that are italic were in my planned March TBR
The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo
The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio de Maria
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison (short story)
There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury (short story)
The Open Window by Saki (short story)
Dial Tone by Benjamin Percy (short story)
The Signalman by Charles Dickens (short story)
Excerpts from a Film (1942-1987) by A. C. Wise (short story)
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (short story)
Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson
Nightmare Man by Alan Ryker (short story)
Basically Frightened by Vasily Pugh
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe (short story)
The Red Room by H. G. Wells (short story)
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury (short story)
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (short story)
The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs (short story)
The Outsider by H. P. Lovecraft (short story)
The Thing on the Doorstep by H. P. Lovecraft (short story)
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (short story)
Anatomy of Innocence by Various Authors
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates (short story)
(You have permission to reprimand me for the sheer amount that is here this month)
This looks so impressive, but in reality, most of the books are the short stories I’ve been reading, which are anywhere from 20 to 90 pages.
I have very little doubt in myself that I will even get close to reading all of these, but they’re all being published in April, so I gotta try!
- The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett
- How to Be Human by Paula Cocozza
- Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan
- The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn
- The Last Sin by K. L. Murphy
- Grimm Woods by D. Melhoff
- Last Breath by Robert Bryndza
- The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey
- Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse
- We All Begin as Strangers by Harriet Cummings
- The Ridge by John Rector
There was so much fun and excitement last month that March has felt very quiet in comparison. Other than a small fancy dress party and a Saturday night out with the girls, I haven’t done an awful lot!
The fancy dress party: We had a really last minute fancy dress party at my friend’s house! Since it was so last minute, we literally had 2 days to get an outfit together, me and my buds all went as really simple characters from film & TV. I went as Regina George from Mean Girls, specifically when she has the holes cut in her top and her purple bra is poking through, & my boyfriend Matt went as Wayne Campbell from Wayne’s World.
I didn’t get any pics of my outfit but here is a pic of Matt chilling in his costume and then just a nice couple of pics of me and some of my buddies.
Girls night: Matt was going away for a weekend and I didn’t want to be left on my own, so my and the girls organised a Saturday night out together. In the end, it turned out to be a very chilled pub night, but it was still nice to hang out without any of the boyfriends there!
So there we have it! This has been my month of March.
I hope you all had a great month, I’ll be checking out all of your monthly wrap-ups because I love seeing everyone’s updates!
Here’s to a fantastic April ahead! xo