As I try to devour his novels at home, I pass time reading his short stories at work (oops! guilty! shhhhhh...*wink!) Of the stuff I've read, my favorite of his short stories would have to be "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl one beautiful April morning".
...and because I think the story is extremely magical and lovely, I am sharing it all with you here (this is part of the collection of short stories in Murakami's The Elephant Vanishes). Hope you enjoy!