“The Cask of Amontillado”by Edgar Allen Poe – Written by the master of macabre himself, “The Cask of Amontillado”is a narrative of fatal revenge among friends in the catacombs of a wine cellar.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” by Washington Irving – This spooky short story focuses on Ichabod Crane, a scorned romantic who meets an untimely fate at the hands of a mysterious headless horseman.
“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs – Jacobs’s timeless tale begs the question, “What price would anyone pay to have three wishes?”
“To Build a Fire”by Jack London – Set in the Yukon, London’s classic man vs. nature story is about perseverance and triumphing during trying times.
“The Gift of the Magi”by O. Henry – A holiday classic, this story centers around a young couple that struggles to afford buying gifts for each other, but eventually, love finds a way to win out.