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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. The Old People by William Faulkner
This was a rite of passage story set in William Faulkner's fictitious Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.
2. 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.
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. Guy De Maupassant-Short Scary Stories A La Poe
Short scary stories-Guy De Maupassant ideas for gothic fiction fans running out of grisly Edgar Allen Poe stories-perfect for Burns Night Supper or Halloween,´The Hand´all grisly,shrivelled and black,may open a new world of classic gothic horror genre short stories about death- is that hand moving?
5. The Red Shoes
A classic story by Hans Christian Anderson
6. 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.
7. Axolotl - A Review
An Axolotl in a salamander from Mexico. Would you consider becoming one? This piece was written by Magical Realism's most influential artist.
8. 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.
9. A CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS TALE by S. CULLARS
Christmas and the restorative powers of chocolate...need I say more. Read my short tale.
10. 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.
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