100 Shots of Shorts

This page collects all the short/single stories read in the year (January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012) for the 100 shots of Short challenge. The short stories have been grouped according to their source and would be updated as and when they are read.

The New Yorker (June 14 and 21, 2010): This literary magazine provides short stories from the New Yorker's 20 Under 40.
  1. The Pilot by Joshua Ferris
  2. Here We Aren't, So Quickly by Jonathan Safran Foer
  3. What You Do Out Here, When You're Alone by Philipp Meyer
  4. The Entire Northern Side Was Covered With Fire by Rivka Galchen
  5. Lenny Hearts Eunice by Gary Shteyngart
  6. Dayward by ZZ Packer
  7. The Kid by Salvatore Scibona
  8. Twins by C.E. Morgan
Cain Prize for African Writing Shortlist
  1. The Mistress's Dog by David Medalie (2011 Shortlist)
  2. Hitting Budapest by NoViolet Bulawayo (2011 Shortlist)
  3. La Salle de Depart by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (2012 Shortlist)
  4. Hunter Emmanuel by Constance Myburgh (2012 Shortlist)
  5. Urban Zoning by Billy Kahora (2012 Shortlist)
  6. Bombay's Republic by Rotimi Babatunde (2012 Shortlist)
  7. Love on Trial by S.O. Kenani (2012 Shortlist)
African Roar Anthology 2011:
  1. Witch's Brew by Ruzvidzo Stanley Mupfudza
  2. Main by NoViolet Bulawayo
  3. A Writer's Lot by Zukiswa Wanner
  4. Longing for Home by Hajira Amla
  5. Lose Myself by Uche Peter Umez
  6. Uncle Jeffrey by Murenga Joseph Chikowero
  7. The Times by Dango Mkandawire
  8. Snakes will Follow You by Emmanuel Sigauke
  9. Out of Memory by Emmanuel Iduma
  10. Diner Ten by Ivor Hartmann
  11. Chanting Shadows by Mbonisi P. Ncube
  12. Snake of the Niger Delta by Chimdindo Mazi-Njoku
  13. Silent Night, Bloody Night by Ayodele Morocco-Clarke
  14. Water Wahala by Isaac Neequaye
A Life in full and other stories (Caine Prize for African Writing 2010 anthology)
      1. The Plantation by Ovo Adagha
      2. Soul Safari by Alnoor Amlani
      3. A Life in Full by Jude Dibia
      4. Mr. Oliver by Mamle Kabu
      5. Happy Ending Stanley Onjezani Kenani
      6. The David Thuo Show by Samuel Munene
      7. Set Me Free by Clifford Chianga Oluch
      8. Invocations to the Dead by Gill Schierhout
      9. Almost Cured of Sadness by Vuyo Seripe
      10. The Journey by Valerie Tagwira
      11. The King and I by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
      12. Indigo by Molara Wood
      Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolano
        1. Sensini
        2. Henri Simon Leprince
        3. Enrique Martin
        4. A Literary Adventure
        5. Phone Calls
        6. The Grub
        7. Anne Moore's Life
        8. Mauricio ("The Eye") Silva
        9. Gomez Palacio
        10. Last Evenings on Earth
        11. Days of 1978
        12. Vagabond in France and Belgium
        13. Dentist
        14. Dance Card
        Writing Free edited by Irene Staunton
        1. Running in Zimbabwe by Jonathan Brakash
        2. Miss McConkey of Bridgewater Close by Petina Gappah
        3. Crossroads by Tendai Huchu
        4. Time's Footprints by Ethel Kabwato
        5. The Situation by Donna Kerstein
        6. The Novel Citizen by Ignatius Mabasa
        7. An Intricate Deception by Daniel Mandishona
        8. The Missing by Isabella Matambanadzo
        9. Shamisos by NoViolet Mkha
        10. When the Moon Stares by Christopher Mlalazi
        11. Eloquent Notes on a Suicide: Case of the Silent Girl by Blessing Musariri
        12. Danfo Driver by Ambrose Musiyiwa
        13. The Donor's Visit by Sekai Nzenza
        14. Eyes On by Fungisayi Sasa
        15. African Wife by Emmanuel Sigauke
        Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo
        1. New Lessons
        2. No Nuts
        3. Diplomatic Pounds
        4. Did You Ever?!
        5. Outfoxed
        6. Recipe for a Stone Meal
        7. Feely-Feely
        8. Rain
        9. One or Two Bourgeois Concerns
        10. Funny-Less
        11. Mixed Messages
        12. Delight
        The Best American Short Stories by Lorrie Moore (Editor)
        1. What You Pawn I Will Redeem by Sherman Alexie
        2. Tooth and Claw by T. Coraghessan Boyle
        3. Written in Stone by Catherine Brady
        4. Accomplice by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
        5. Screenwriter by Charles D'Ambrosio
        6. Breasts by Stuart Dybek
        7. Some Other, Better Otto by Deborah Eisenberg
        8. Grace by Paula Fox
        9. The Tutor by Nell Freudenberger
        10. A Rich Man by Edward P. Jones
        11. Limestone Dinner by Trudy Lewis
        12. Intervention by Jill CCorkle
        13. Gallatin Canyon by Thomas McGuane
        14. Runaway by Alice Munro
        15. All Saints Day by Angela Pneuman
        16. What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick? by Annie Proulx
        17. Docent by R. T. Smith
        18. The Walk with Elizanne by John Updike
        19. Mirror Studies by Mary Yukari Waters
        20. What We Cannot Speak About We Must Pass Over in Silence by John Edgar Wideman
        [Total Short Stories read: 102; Target: 100. End of Challenge. ]

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