Read one of Faulkner's short stories today. A horror story called A Rose for Emily. Written in a chatty style, it tells the story of Emily Grierson, an old southern belle who is discovered dead in her ancient antebellum mansion. The story talks of how she was never allowed to meet any men by her father and how after his death, she fell in love with a Northerner.
The story has an unexpected ending which definitely makes it worth a read.
Read the complete story here: http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/English_Literature/Rose/el-text-E-Rose.htm