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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. Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents Review
There are many creative ways for a short story to be written, but did you know one of them is writing a short story in verse? Let's review a work from Kwame Alexander where he connects a series of poems that tell an interesting and unusual tale from the anthology, “Flying Lessons & Other Stories”.

2. The Fable
As children, we may have experienced our very first short stories at bedtime. These little stories may have included a hidden life lesson. At a young age, we unknowingly absorbed these teaching messages. These types of short stories are referred to as fables.

3. The Short Story Anecdote
Short story readers have many fiction genres to explore when it comes to choosing what they would like to read or write. Just as there are many story types, there are also various styles of how short stories are written. In this article, we will explore the writing style of the anecdote.

4. Once Upon An Alphabet Book Review
Oliver Jeffers’ children’s book of twenty-six short stories tells tales using each letter of the English alphabet. His quirky characters and silly situations depict the ABC’s in an unusual and unique manner. This short story collection is perfect for readers and writers of all ages.

5. Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is simply defined as a story written in fewer words than a short story. The word count may be shorter, but the story’s length does not lessen the writing elements or the reader’s enjoyment.

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

8. Genres, Characteristics and Elements
Short story readers are no different from other fiction readers. They have many choices today on what they choose to read, and their expectations of a great story should and can be met.

9. 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.

10. 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?



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