Short Story Thursdays

“I used to hate short stories.” – Jacob Tomsky in Book Riot

Jacob Tomsky, the founder, president, and czar of Short Story Thursdays used to hate short stories. If you’re a member of SST, you’ll find that hard to believe. If you’re not, I’d like to first implore you to sign up.

Jacob works his ass off each and every week to curate a short story to blast to your email. This seemingly simple task is actually an undertaking. I should know. Since 2011, Jacob has allowed me to be a part of this organization – both as a reader and a behind-the-scenes player. I’ve always found the origins of this organization to be a great story and, like the amazing writer he is, he tells it in this article:

So You Hate Short Stories? by Jacob Tomsky (www.bookriot.com)

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Short Story Thursdays

Short Story Thursdays presents Turgenev

“I will tell you why I don’t want to die: I will tell you… Now we are alone; and only, please don’t you … not to any one … Listen…” – From this week’s selection.

The District Doctor by Ivan S. Turgenev

Short Story Thursdays is a weekly, email based short story club. One email a week. One story a week. All classics. No garbage. Simply email shutyourlazymouthandread@gmail.com to join. Every Thursday a classic short story will appear in your inbox, both in .doc format and .pdf for your smartphone or tablet, along with an introduction to the selection written by Jacob Tomsky. And that’s that. All he asks is that you read the stories (or at least the intro emails, if you want to flatter him and him alone). This project is designed to inject literature into your life on a weekly basis in a way that’s never been done before.

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