I don’t read a lot of genre fiction (because I am snotty like that). However, occassionally a reader stumbles across a story that combines the best of genre fiction with the best literary fiction to create magic! For this Halloween, I have searched out a few of my favorite odd/creepy/whathaveyou stories that you can read online free! This is almost as good as bag full of mini-Snickers. Happy Halloween, MN Readers!
Stone Animals by Kelly Link.
The Ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier.
Sea Oak by George Saunders.
Orientation by Daniel Orozco (warning, links to a PDF).
And, of course, Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven.