Our Philosophical Fiction group in PEL's Not School are getting together this Sunday to discuss Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." You can ask questions and listen live, July 19th at 12pm(cst), via Google Hangouts:
Bill Hutchinson went over to his wife and forced the slip of paper out of her hand. It had a black spot on it, the black spot Mr. Summers had made the night before with the heavy pencil in the coal company office. Bill Hutchinson held it up, and there was a stir in the crowd.
"All right, folks." Mr. Summers said. "Let's finish quickly."
You can also listen to a nice reading of Jackson's short story on Youtube, here.
Philosophical Fiction is part of Not School from the Partially Examined Life, and members can join us by visiting our forum. Our next story later in July will be "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy.