The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 12, No. 2

Vacation '58

by John Hughes

In the story that inspired the iconic 1983 film Vacation, the Griswolds survive multiple car crashes, a dead dog and aunt, marauding Indians, and each other to claim their right as hardworking Americans: a few days in Disneyland. Unfortunately, the park is closed for repairs.

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