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Short Story Guide | List of Short Stories Online. Short Story Month: Best short stories to read online for free. May is Short Story Month, a celebration of bite-size fiction. Fill your day with a tale or two. "Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner. " -Neil Gaiman "Symbols and Signs" by Vladimir Nabokov Whether you love Nabokov or have never read him before, this story proves how much punch the Russian master can pack into just four pages.

"The system of his delusions had been the subject of an elaborate paper in a scientific monthly, which the doctor at the sanitarium had given to them to read. Reading time: 8 minutes "Haunting Olivia" by Karen Russell Russell is a short story wunderkind who swept onto the scene with her dark and magical collection "St. In "Haunting Olivia," two young brothers think they've discovered scuba-diving goggles that will allow them to see the dead.

"The diabolical goggles were designed for little girls. Reading time: 20 minutes. The complete short stories of ernest hemingway ernest hemingway. Read 19 Short Stories From Nobel Prize-Winning Writer Alice Munro Free Online. Calling her a “master of the contemporary short story,” the Swedish Academy awarded 82-year-old Alice Munro the Nobel Prize in Literature today.

It is well-deserved, and hard-earned (and comes not long after she announced her retirement from fiction). After 14 story collections, Munro has reached at least a couple generations of writers with her psychologically subtle stories about ordinary men and women in Huron County, Ontario, her birthplace and home. Only the 13th woman writer to win the Nobel, Munro has previously won the Man Booker Prize in 2009, the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction in Canada three times (1968, 1978, and 1986), and two O. Henry Awards (2006 and 2008). Her regional fiction draws as much from her Ontario surroundings as does the work of the very best so-called “regional” writers, and captivating interactions of character and landscape tend drive her work more so than intricate plotting.

Why do I like to write short stories? "Voices" - (2013, Telegraph)

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Short stories by American writers. Short stories by Irish writers. Short stories by NZ/Australian writers. Short stories by Canadian writers. Short stories by African writers. Short stories by Caribbean Writers. Storyville: Top Ten Best Short Stories Ever. How dare I make a list of the top ten short stories ever, right? Who the hell do I think I am? Well, obviously I’m a fan of fiction, of the short story form. I’m also an author. And I now have my MFA in Creative Writing as well. Does that make me an authority? Yes, on stories that I love—that’s it, nothing more. These may work for you or they may not. Most of these stories are heavily anthologized or are available in a collection by that author. In no particular order: 1. If you want to know what contemporary literary horror looks like, this is the place to go. Buy I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories from 2.

For many people, this may be the only bit of her writing that they've ever read. 3. I’ve always been a fan of JCO, and her writing is literary fiction that isn’t afraid to take you over the cliff, never to return. 4. If you haven’t read his collection Jesus’ Son, by all means pick it up now. 5. 6. 7. 8. Buy The Things They Carried from 9. Classic Short Stories--Authors. 10 Websites Where You Can Enjoy Reading Short Stories and Flash Fiction. Do you feel that shorter attention spans are giving short stories a leg up? I personally don’t feel so, because a story well-told is a story well-enjoyed, short or stretched. Short stories have always been a popular form of writing. It is also the cloth where a wannabe writer cuts his first teeth. Many of our greatest authors have also inked memorable short stories. Short stories are not only great writing practice for the beginner author, but it’s the same for the child who can be put on a diet of classic reading through short stories.

The best thing is that you can try out a variety of genres and writing styles in the time it takes to do a bus commute. American Literature A short story site that has been worth a visit since 1997; you can check out the huge alphabetical list of literary stories, most of them classics in their own right. 365 Tomorrows East of the Web East of The Web features stories on crime, fiction, non-fiction, horror, humor, romance, sci-fi, and children’s.

Story. 10 best short-story collections of 2015. Posted by Trisha on December 03, 2015 This year was a stellar one for short fiction. In addition to releases from celebrated practitioners of the form, like Kelly Link and Edith Pearlman, it also saw the emergence of fresh, exciting voices—and a short story collection even managed to nab the National Book Award. These 10 collections were standouts for us. Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman In her first collection of stories, Birds of a Lesser Paradise (2012), Megan Mayhew Bergman focused on the relationships between humans and animals. In her new collection, Almost Famous Women, Bergman focuses on the lives of real women who have been marginalized (or mythologized) in history. Read the full review>> Barbara the Slut (and Other People) by Lauren Holmes Lauren Holmes’ debut, Barbara the Slut and Other People, is lighter fare . . . but don’t equate light with inconsequential.

Read the full review>> Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson Read the full review>> Get in Trouble by Kelly Link. 16 Truly Terrifying Super-Short Stories. 10 Short Stories You Should Read This Winter. Short stories news. 100 Great Short Stories. Twenty Great American Short Stories. Short Stories at East of the Web. A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor ‘Bloody hell!’

- Genre: Humor Looking round he saw an old woman dragging a bucket across the floor and holding a mop. . - Length: 3 pages Henry pours more coal onto the hearth as a gust of wind rattles through the cracked window frame. . - Length: 14 pages - Genre: Horror ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore. - Length: 8 pages - Age Rating: U The forest looked ethereal in the light from the moon overhead. . - Length: 15 pages - Age Rating: 18 Corporal Earnest Goodheart is crouched in a ditch on the edge of an orchard between Dunkirk and De Panne. . - Genre: Fiction - Length: 20 pages. Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg - Gutenberg. 13 Short Stories From Classic Novelists You Can Read Over Lunch. 9 classic horror stories you can read right now.

1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving (1820) There's a good chance you read Washington Irving's classic short story in high school. But the surprise success of Fox's new TV series loosely based on the story is a great excuse to go back and reread the original. The story follows the meek Ichabod Crane as he contends with the town bully, Brom Bones, for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel — but an appearance by the legendary Headless Horseman threatens to tip the scales in Brom's favor.

This sequestered glen has long been known by the name of Sleepy Hollow, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country. 2. There are any number of Edgar Allan Poe short stories that are worthy of this list — feel free to browse them all for yourself — but if I had to choose just one, I'd recommend the underrated William Wilson, in which a man describes a disturbing encounter with his own doppelganger. Read the rest of the story. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again.

29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties. 14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer.

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