A few years ago, I realised that short fiction was the form I loved most. I love the immersive state of attention required when reading (or writing) a short story – how it lets you get away from yourself for a bit. That realisation coincided with me taking a job where I wouldn’t realistically have time to write novels anymore. So, I’m making it my mission to learn how to write short stories. My main method is reading loads of them – at least one a day. And so this is not necessarily a list of all-time favourites, but more about some recent discoveries. The great thing is, the list will probably be different next week.