Next week’s story is Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson explores the darker side of humanity as a group of Americans make a sacrifice for the good of the community. In this discussion, we analysis the meaning and relevance of this well known story. We discuss group think, murder, sacrifice and religion. It’s a complicated story packed into a short package. Listen as Anais is reminded of it’s faults, Maya is rendered uncomfortable, and Gerald and Rammy dive into this memorable piece.
Don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate The Lottery? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode.