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Here are the top ten articles for the Short Stories Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Flight - Doris Lessing - Short Story Review
This Short Story review of "Flight" by Doris Lessing examines some St Valentine's Day concerns. First Love, Teen Romance, Parental Responsibilities, Marriage Commitment, Separation Amxiety, Letting Go and Empty Nest syndrome. Negative feelings of Jealousy and Possessiveness appear too.
2. John Updike Short Stories-'Separating'
John Updike,author of short stories and novels such as Witches of Eastwick, died this month aged 76.Among his early stories about a couple (the īMaplesī)is īSeparating.īBut is the story really about the end of a marriage or more about the start of a mental health condition signalled by depression?
3. Heat by Joyce Carol Oates
This is a short story by Joyce Carol Oates. It was a disturbing story about a mentally challenged man and a pair of identical twins.
4. Zora Neale Hurston
Anthropologist, Novelist, Folklorist, Voice of the Silent Many
5. The End of Something - Ernest Hemingway
Unusual Gifts For Men - Stories by Ernest Hemingway -Summer's coming,soon there'll be teen vacations and summer camp. boating and fishing.This teen sweetheart story describes two teens who go moonlight fishing. Sounds romantic? Maybe not!Clues are in the title-and memories of teen angst!
6. Stories That Make You Cry-The Little Match Girl
Such a short sad story to make you cry! A little girl, like many of the world's exploited children of today, dies in an effort to bring in some money for her family. She is found, frozen to death next morning.Yes,it's The Little Match Girl fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.
7. Toni Cade Bambara
Woman, Writer, Feminist - A look at a rich life.
8. Big Bertha Stories - A Review
This is a contemporary story about a Vietnam War Veteran who has difficulty adjusting to life with his family. It is an honest portrayal written by Bobbie Ann Mason of Kentucky.
9. My Life with the Wave by Octavio Paz
This was a great short story about love and relationship between the masculine and the feminine. It was a story of laughter and truth.
10. Alaska by Alice Adams
This is a short story by Alice Adams that is an interesting collection of contrasts and similarities.
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