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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. Anton Chekhov - Joy - Short Story Review
Anton Chekhov Short Stories - Joy - Take a Master Class from this Short Story Maestro. Warm familial scenes of Russian Victorian domesticity and a sly dig - short story about journalism,media and establishment bureaucracy, story about sons,story about foolishness or story about getting published!
2. 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.
3. Zora Neale Hurston
Anthropologist, Novelist, Folklorist, Voice of the Silent Many
4. A Man Named Horse by Dorothy M. Johnson
This story was based in the old west. Yes, it also made its way to the silver screen in 1970. The original tale seems very distant to the Hollywood version.
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. Toni Cade Bambara
Woman, Writer, Feminist - A look at a rich life.
8. 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.
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. The Jolly Corner - A Review
The season of frights and macabre has begun. This is an unusual story about a haunted house. The ghost is not that of a traditional one and the reason for its activity is a bit unorthodox as well. The story was written by Henry James and published in 1908.
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