Short stories can be very fun to read, they are meant to be engaging, captivating and often carry some pretty interesting messages. If you are looking for short stories that are going to leave you thinking and possibly make you feel slightly weird then the following books are bound to please you:
The Sea Beast Takes a Lover is a collection of stories that take place in unreal worlds that are loaded with everything that is unexpected, the entire collection follows a theme of love, family, faith and longing. This theme is prevalent in every character in every story, be it a sea monster or any other kind of supernatural creature, everyone in this collection wants to connect with one another.
Another short story collection that plays along the lines of companionship is Awayland, the simplest way to describe this collection of short stories would be to say that it explores the wildest and mysterious parts of the human heart. The captivating nature of this story collection makes it joyful and worth revisiting again and again.
If you are more into something spooky then Aetherial Worlds might speak to you. Penned by a Russian writer, this collection of short stories explores the realm of ghosts in a very different manner; portraying characters that desperately try to find meaning and accomplishment in a realm that seems to be short on both. Humour mixed in with a touch of sadness can be found in all parts of this collection.
For those who like to read about secrets and mysteries, the story collection known as What is Not Yours is Not Yours will satiate their appetite, this collection is all about metaphorical and real keys that either protect secrets and mysteries, or act as an obstacle in the way of those who want to gain access to things that are kept hidden.
Her Body and Other Parties is a story collection that takes fantasy, everything bizarre and apocalyptical horror to paint a fractured and abstract picture of all the pain that a woman as to endure.
Erranty: Strange Stories is going to take you on an adventure that will have you question each and every person in your life, be it your neighbours or the people you work with, this short story collection will have you question what secrets they have to hide.
There are a ton of other books out there as well that are penned by people who look at the world differently and have others look at the world in a different manner as well. Regardless of what taste you have in reading, you should definitely give one of these weird short stories a try.