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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

7. 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?

8. Maxine Hong Kingston
A Woman Warrior and Pioneer

9. The Two Drovers - Walter Scott Short Story Review
Anyone for Historical Novels and films with sporrans, kilts and feisty long-haired Highland lads with daggers hidden in their tartan? No time to read "Waverley" but enjoy watching "Braveheart","Rob Roy" and Courtroom Dramas? Readers with legal leanings may enjoy the justice issues analysis too.

10. 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."



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