National Short Story Day

21 December is (for the first time) National Short Story Day. Visit the website to read four new short stories, and to find recommendations for contemporary and classic short stories, some of which you can read or listen to online. Afraid I took more than the suggested twenty minutes to browse around and see what stories people were putting forward. Thumbs up to Zoe Lambert for nominating ZZ Packer’s ‘The Ant Of The Self’ — definitely a story I would recommend also.