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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. Zora Neale Hurston
Anthropologist, Novelist, Folklorist, Voice of the Silent Many

3. The Teaching Story
A teaching story begins by presenting a problem. A series of short stories whose characters face modern problems can’t guarantee the reader an ultimate resolution. However, by identifying with a character and the problems presented, the reader can become emotionally invested in the story outcome.

4. 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.

5. 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!

6. 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.

7. Short Stories with a Historical Backdrop
If you have a passion for history, consider writing a short story set within an historical background. Think of it as an archeological exploration using words as your main tool instead of a shovel.

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 ´Maples´)is ´Separating.´But is the story really about the end of a marriage or more about the start of a mental health condition signalled by depression?

9. 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.

10. Scheduling Time to Write
Writing requires focus, cooperation, and sleep. Try using time management tools to accomplish everything your life demands and still have time to write your own short stories.

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