Close Read: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Lottery is a short story by Shirely Jackson, first published in The New Yorker in 1948. It contains many classic folk horror tropes, and is an interesting story because of the way it fools the reader into thinking something else is happening, almost until the end. Warning: contains spoilers. The story opens just before the annual village lottery, for which the villagers assemble in … Continue reading Close Read: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson