A Perfect Not-So-Little Anthology Series

Back in the mid-1990s, Barnes & Noble published a wonderful set of anthology books from various editors that collected 100 short-short stories in each volume, themed around science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery. 

Most of the tales originally appeared in classic pulp magazines, such as Weird Tales, and they featured legendary authors: Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and countless writers whose names I never heard, but each and every short nugget was a joy to read. 

The list of anthologies included:

100 Astounding Little Alien Stories

100 Creepy Little Creature Stories

100 Crooked Little Crime Stories

100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories

100 Fiendish Little Frightmares

100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories

100 Hair Raising Little Horror Stories

100 Hilarious Little Howlers

100 Malicious Little Mysteries

100 Menacing Little Murder Stories

100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories

100 Tiny Tales of Terror

100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment

100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories

100 Wicked Little Witch Stories

100 Wild Little Weird Tales

Short stories are a terrific artform.  You can indulge your craving for a solid yarn in only a matter of minutes.  You can read one or a dozen before going to sleep, or you can stay up for hours reading the vast assortment of stories collected in the titles I mentioned above.  Hunt them down, because they can still be found.