Spooky Stories


Sep 20, 2018
Some short stories from The New Yorker to read under the covers tonight. Happy Hallowe'en! 💀 🎃 👻

Sunday Reading: Spooky Stories

''Tales of uncanny and mysterious events help us recall the early-childhood thrills of celebrating Halloween. This week, we’re bringing you an assortment of eerie stories to savor during the month of October. In “Haunting Olivia,” Karen Russell offers a tale about two brothers searching for their sister’s ghost. In “From a Farther Room,” a businessman encounters a young creature at his house in the suburbs, after returning from a night out in the city. In “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson tells the story of a peculiar ritual that takes place each year in a small New England village. In “The Gospel According to Mark,” a medical student’s spiritual zeal backfires in an alarming way. In “Going for a Beer,” Robert Coover explores a lifetime in the blink of an eye. Finally, in “Kilifi Creek,” Lionel Shriver presents a story about a young woman’s harrowing experience while travelling in Kenya. We hope that these tales add some fun chills to your fall weekend.''