Harrison Bergeron

Favorite Short Story – Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron is the first short story that comes to mind when I think of short fiction. I was 15 or 16 years old when I read it for the first time, and I remember being absolutely terrified of the reality depicted in that story.

I will not ruin it for you, but there is a ballet scene in this story that is at once moving and jarring.

You can find the audio version of Harrison Bergeron on YouTube though I am not entirely sure how legal it is for them to be there. You can read it with your eyeball or your ears in Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut.

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