Read These: 5 Short Stories for a Delightfully Literary Weekend

Here in New York, it doesn't exactly look like summer outside–something closer to a swimming pool being dumped out from above–and I'm actually sitting typing this in a sweater and pants. But that doesn't mean I'm not dreaming of lazing out on a brownstone stoop with some short fiction pulled up on my iPad (yes, this is something I do, thanks), getting my pasty self semi-bronzed in the Brooklyn sun.

If you're inclined to do the same–weather be damned–below, five picks for your weekend reading list:

And if rain's got you stuck inside, this'll send you down a delightful literary rabbit hole. Just, um, keep the reader further away from your face than that lady above. Reading: You're doing it wrong.

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