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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. Finding Short Stories
What is commonly referred to as the “Digital Age” has brought about great change for readers of short stories. Now, there are new avenues to find these short pieces of fictional prose.
2. Genres, Characteristics and Elements
Short story readers are no different from other fiction readers. They have many choices today on what they choose to read, and their expectations of a great story should and can be met.
3. The Short Story
The Short Story is making a revival. These fictional gems may seem short in length, but the tales that they tell are unique and well written.
4. Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is simply defined as a story written in fewer words than a short story. The word count may be shorter, but the story’s length does not lessen the writing elements or the reader’s enjoyment.
5. Once Upon An Alphabet Book Review
Oliver Jeffers’ children’s book of twenty-six short stories tells tales using each letter of the English alphabet. His quirky characters and silly situations depict the ABC’s in an unusual and unique manner. This short story collection is perfect for readers and writers of all ages.
6. 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.
7. 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."
8. 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.
9. The Old People by William Faulkner
This was a rite of passage story set in William Faulkner's fictitious Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.
10. Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison - A Review
This story was written in 1948 and later became the opening chapter to Ralph Ellison's novel "Invisible Man."
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