Last day of National Short Story Week and my final recommendation is a Dave Eggers story that highlights how a short stories last line should provide some sort of payoff to the reader. Not necessarily a twist. In fact I prefer an image that sticks with you, or an emotional moment that resonates back through the story, or in the case of ‘A Fork Brought Along’ a laugh out loud moment of revelation.

Read the brilliantly observed and painfully funny ‘A Fork Brought Along’ here.