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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. 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. 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.
5. D H Lawrence Odour Of Chrysanthemums Story
The D H Lawrence Odour Of Chrysanthemums story is a popular short story for students to study,due to use of imagery and themes of death, bereavement and relationships.It is a historical piece which presents a snapshot of time - harsh family life in colliery town England at the turn of the century.
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. New Short Stories For Students-Young Adult Authors
Short stories for students to enjoy studying need one thing first:not to be boring!These Geektastic new short stories for teens offer nerd-herd stories from some of the freshest new young adult authors.Friendship tales and humorous stories examine alcohol,relationships,popularity,success,failure.
8. Hunters in the Snow - A Review
Tobias Wolff's story explores the way men experience relationships with one another and their circumstances. This story is full of tension and cold. It shows the complexities of men and their world with twists of dark humor.
9. 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!
10. My Life with the Wave by Octavio Paz
This was a great short story about love and relationship between the masculine and the feminine. It was a story of laughter and truth.
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