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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. 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."

2. Anton Chekhov - Joy - Short Story Review
Anton Chekhov Short Stories - Joy - Take a Master Class from this Short Story Maestro. Warm familial scenes of Russian Victorian domesticity and a sly dig - short story about journalism,media and establishment bureaucracy, story about sons,story about foolishness or story about getting published!

3. A Man Named Horse by Dorothy M. Johnson
This story was based in the old west. Yes, it also made its way to the silver screen in 1970. The original tale seems very distant to the Hollywood version.

4. Toni Cade Bambara
Woman, Writer, Feminist - A look at a rich life.

5. 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?

6. Alaska by Alice Adams
This is a short story by Alice Adams that is an interesting collection of contrasts and similarities.

7. 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.

8. Red-Headed Baby by Langston Hughes
This is a story written by Langston Hughes in 1934. It is a fictional story of racism and women.

9. The Old People by William Faulkner
This was a rite of passage story set in William Faulkner's fictitious Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

10. 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.



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