Re: Favourite Ray Bradbury story?
Sorry to keep pulling up old threads, but this one appeals to me too much to let it go.
As I mentioned in a short story thread, I would gladly nominate "Homecoming" as contender for the greatest 20th century American fantasy short story. Timothy is excited about his family reunion and we soon learn he has an interesting, even creepy family. But for all he loves them and for all they love him, there is something about Timothy that estranges him from them. This consideration of love and family is so heart-breaking and hopeful and beautifully written, that I've reread it frequently since first reading it in the 1970s.