I just finished a really good collection of short stories that I bought at a thrift store while helping Roland get furniture. It's from the Best American Short Stories series that I just learned has been produced since 1978. My favorites:
Kathryn Chetkovich, Appetites
Chris Adrian, Every Night for a Thousand Years
Matthew Crain, Penance
Padgett Powell, Wayne in Love
"My mama says 'God' when she's cussing Melvin"
"That's not what I mean. Do they read Bible stories to y'all at bedtime?"
Freddie's face brightened. "She rented Conan the Barbarian for us once. That movie kicked ass."