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1. Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents Review
There are many creative ways for a short story to be written, but did you know one of them is writing a short story in verse? Let's review a work from Kwame Alexander where he connects a series of poems that tell an interesting and unusual tale from the anthology, Flying Lessons & Other Stories.

2. Writing A Sketch Short Story
The art of short story writing offers an author a choice of creative styles. In this article, we will explore the definition, techniques, and artistic choices when it comes to writing the sketch story. I will also share an example and maybe suggest that you write your own!

3. 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.

4. The Ghost in the Mill - A Review
This is a great ghost story told by Sam Lawson Of Oldtown, Massachusetts, a fictitional character created by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This short story made its debut around 1880 in "The Atlantic Monthly."

5. The Other Wife by Colette
L'Autre Femme — 1922, translated The Other Woman or The Other Wife, was authored by French writer, Colette. It’s an excellent example of a vignette. In this article, we explore the author, story, and style of literature as well as a current movie about Colette’s life.

6. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Review
Written in the genre of creative nonfiction, this book shares 100 stories about 100 girls who each grew up to be an amazing and inspirational woman. Each story is a one page read illustrated by unique and beautiful art. There is even space at the end of the book to share your own story and portrait.

7. A Long Way From Chicago A Novel In Stories
It’s not unusual to find a book of great short stories. However, sometimes we find a surprise lesson! Let’s explore a book that is a novel written in eight short stories. Authored by Richard Peck, this novel is entertaining and inspirational to short story readers and writers.

8. 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.

9. Graphic Short Stories
You are probably familiar with graphic novels, but are you familiar with graphic short stories? Let’s explore this creative avenue for the opportunity it offers to those who love reading and writing short stories. You just may be inspired to try illustrating on the short side of literature.

10. What Christmas Is As We Grow Older
This vignette was written by Charles Dickens in 1851. It is a far cry from the metamorphosis of character and heart we see in his well known story, A Christmas Carol. This vignette was extremely personal to Dickens. To this day, the message is still stark in meaning, and still universal to readers.



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