Here are some of my favorite fiction books…just a taste.
Ulysses by James Joyce
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This Side of Paradise by F.Scott Fitzgerald
Their Eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Fall by Albert Camus
Drive by James Sallis
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
I will be posting more lists soon. Expect a Summer 2017 Book List which will include books I want to read this summer with a follow up at the end of the summer on which books I read and my reflection on them.
If you are reading this Thank You for taking time out of your day to read my writing! I hope you return in the future!
In addition to my latest post (Sample of Poetry) I have decided to post a Sample Short Story for all my readers.
This short story ‘The Tenant’ was first written at the beginning of this year. As you may notice, it is extremely short. I should probably clarify that I love to write short short stories. I will probably post a few regular sized short stories in the future as well but for this sample I figured a short short would be perfect.
I plan on working on this story more in the future and may publish the changes later in the next couple months since I have a lot of ideas concerning this piece and multiple directions that I’d love to take it, if possible.
Synopsis: ‘The Tenant’ is a short short story about an occupant living in an apartment building. (Self Explanatory, I know).
by Alina Happy Hansen
The letters piled up against the door. The carpet was a sponge that soaked it all up, fermenting as the days passed. The smell began to leak out, the neighbors began to complain till management was called and keys were found to open the door. A few weeks had passed since anyone had seen the tenant. The overweight scruffy middle aged man jingled and jangled the hoop of keys till he picked out the right one. Inserting the key and turning it till he heard a soft click. He opened the door slowly afraid of what he was going to find. Flies buzzed around it, landing on their utopia of decay. There on the table was a plate meat, rotten and slimed over dripping onto the carpet.
If you are reading this, thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my work. I hope you return in the future!
Coming Soon in April 2017.
A blog written and maintained solely by the Writer/Poet Alina Happy Hansen. Poems and Short Stories will be published weekly on alinahappyhansenwriter.wordpress.com. All Poems and Short Stories will be the authors original works. They may be rough drafts, works in progress or a semi-polished piece but will be available to readers for the purpose of exposing the creative process.
Besides Poetry and Short Fiction this blog will also include:
Book Lists (Alina’s lists of ‘Read’, ‘Would Like To Read’, ‘Currently Reading’, and ‘Reference Books’)
Films, Music, and Art (reflections, thoughts and small critiques/essays)
and Notebook Excerpts (material I take out from my completed monthly writers notebook)