Posted on 06/09/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The summer issue of The Strand Magazine is out, meaning you can read two previously unpublished stories by Shirley Jackson.

The two very short tales, “Charlie Roberts” and “Only Stand and Wait,” were both likely written when the author was in her 20s, her son and literary executor told The Associated Press.

“Charlie Roberts” is described as a “tense conversation between a married couple over plans for a dinner party.”

“Only Stand and Wait” features a blind man questioning his decision to undergo vision-restoring surgery.

Jackson is best known for her short story “The Lottery,” which drew a record amount of mail for the New Yorker (where it appeared), and the novels The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

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