Short Story: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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Read the story here then click the link to read the article below to find out 11 facts about the publication of the story.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/57503/11-facts-about-shirley-jacksons-lottery

Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is one of those stories for me. Such a simple idea but so horrifically realised – that last line – jeez. What makes it so frightening is that society wouldn’t have to move much in this direction to make it factual rather than fictional.

MF

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