Next week’s story is Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

Rated: Clean

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 analyze 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.

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.

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