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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. 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?

2. 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.

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

6. 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!

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. 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?

9. 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.

10. The Vacant Lot - A Critique
This is a story for my Holloween collection but I had a very unexpected turn toward the story. This article is more of a critique than the ususal review.



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