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BBC Arts - BBC Arts - Six short story classics. BLUE HIGHWAY - SHORT STORY WINNER 2013 - Yen Mag. Amelia Mangan | May 11, 2014.

BLUE HIGHWAY - SHORT STORY WINNER 2013 - Yen Mag

Ethelbert and the Free Cheese. In partnership with the Commonwealth Writers, Granta is publishing the regional winners of the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Ethelbert and the Free Cheese

Lance Dowrich’s ‘Ethelbert and the Free Cheese’ is the winner from the Caribbean. Ethelbert G. Sandiford was the happiest man alive. Stefanie Seddon. In partnership with the Commonwealth Writers, Granta is publishing the regional winners of the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Stefanie Seddon

Stefanie Seddon’s ‘Eel’ is the winner from Canada and Europe. That was the day I learned you should never try to pull your fingers out of an eel’s mouth, not a live one or a dead one. Not if you want to have any skin left to carry him home with, and especially not if it’s a twenty-pound silver-belly. I swear it was me, and me alone, who got him caught. Granta Magazine. In partnership with the Commonwealth Writers, Granta is publishing the regional winners of the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Granta Magazine

Faraaz Mahomed’s ‘The Pigeon’ is the winning entry from Africa. Granta Magazine. In partnership with the Commonwealth Writers, Granta is publishing the regional winners of the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, beginning with Tina Makereti’s ‘Black Milk’ – the winning entry from the Pacific.

Granta Magazine

The Birdwoman came into the world while no one was watching. It was her old people who sent her, the ones who hadn’t chosen to make the transition, who stayed in their feathered forms, beaks sharp enough to make any girl do what her elders told her. ‘It’s time,’ they said. Parting Gift: Short Short Story Competition Winner. “Parting Gift,” by Lish Troha, is the winning story for the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition.

Parting Gift: Short Short Story Competition Winner

For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an interview with Troha, check out the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. You can also view a complete list of winners, as well as an exclusive Q&A with our winner. In this bonus online exclusive, you can read Troha’s winning entry. HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition. Cecile stared at her father.

HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

The answer to his question was no, she did not know how to behave like a normal eight-year-old girl. But then, she didn’t want to, not when she could be a Siberian stoat hunting hares in the depths of a crusty white wilderness. ‘I mean, look at what you’re wearing, Cecile.’ Pause of confusion. ‘What are you wearing?’ Roald Dahl - The Landlady. Social Media Strategy. New look for the short story. Some of the UK's best young novelists are working with computer games designers to create digital short stories, each inspired by a classic work of literature but featuring games, blogs and web tools. The first of the six stories is Charles Cumming's The 21 Steps, based on John Buchan's classic thriller The 39 Steps.

It uses Google Maps and Google Earth to follow the trail of a bewildered young Londoner who witnesses a murder and is forced to smuggle a mysterious liquid on to a plane. The We Tell Stories project has been created by Penguin in partnership with alternate reality games company SixtoStart. Other participating writers include Toby Litt, who was named as a Granta best young British novelist, Naomi Alderman, winner of the 2006 Orange prize for new writing, and Mohsin Hamid, whose The Reluctant Fundamentalist was shortlisted for last year's Man Booker prize. The Short Story Podcasts. Broadening the number of resources The Short Story brings its readers, we are extremely pleased to provide this set of podcasts, courtesy of the Florida Centre of Instructional Technologies (FCIT) from the University of South Florida (USF).

The Short Story Podcasts

In due time, we hope to provide a greater number and range of podcasts to TSS. If you would like to offer your own recordings, please contact us as at info@theshortstory.co.uk to discuss the details. This set of twenty five short story podcasts is from Sherwood Anderson’s influential short story collection Winesburg, Ohio (1919).

Source: Anderson, S. (1919) Winesburg, Ohio. New York, NY: B.W. Hares in the Old Plantation: a short story by Kevin Barry. Illustration by Laura Carlin Listen – There’s a lock-in at the Connaught Arms, and every melodious old soak in town is inside the place, wall-eyed with drink and songful as crows – it’s three in the morning – and the liquid drunken notes float off and above the town – there are no women to be heard – and from the dark of the alleyway I can name each voice as it rises and taunts, and who have we now, cresting the happy babble, but Mr Cremins – Mr Teddy Cremins of the square jaw and the emotional shoulders – and he rants directions to the Highwood quarry at the top of his burly throttle:

Hares in the Old Plantation: a short story by Kevin Barry

Ray Bradbury. 10 Free Stories by George Saunders, Author of Tenth of December, “The Best Book You’ll Read This Year” 14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer. Storyville: Top Ten Best Short Stories Ever. How dare I make a list of the top ten short stories ever, right?

Storyville: Top Ten Best Short Stories Ever

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? 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 Amazon.com 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. You knew I’d have at least one of King’s stories on this list. 6. 7. This one you may have read in high school or college, and that’s okay! 7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz Free Online, In Text and Audio.

As much as any contemporary writer of literary fiction ever does, Junot Díaz has become something of a household name in the years since his debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao appeared in 2007, then went on to win the Pulitzer Prize, among other many other honors. The novel has recently topped critics lists of the best 21st century novels (so far), and the recognition is well-deserved, and very hard-won. Díaz spent a decade writing the book, his process, in the words of The New York Times’ Sam Anderson, “notoriously slow” and laborious. But none of his time working on Oscar Wao, it seems, was spent idle.

Another Cotton Picking Day! by Norris Chambers (Old Timer's Tales) Very few people under the age of "Senior Citizen" have ever picked cotton. The cotton patch is now harvested by machine, about the same way as grain, potatoes and other back breaking gatherings. But it wasn't always that way. Issue 1-22. 20 Tips For Writing a Captivating Short Story (Part 1) By Mindy Halleck Today, as I edit, trim, cut, and otherwise obliterate a short story I wrote that ended up to be 8,000 words, but needs to be 5,000 words, I am reminded of this quote: “Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.” -Henry David Thoreau Wise man. I thought I’d share some editing tips this morning, not so much for you as for me. The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process. March , 2014 Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important.

Helping kids and students learn through the use of digital storytelling entails the implementation of a well-paced plan that clearly outlines both the objectives and expectations behind this integration. Samantha Morra (Google certified teacher) has this wonderful visual on the process of digital storytelling. This process comprises 8 steps : Come with an ideaResearch/explore and learnWrite/ScriptStoryboard/PlanGather/create images, gather/create audio, gather create video.Put it all togetherShareFeedback and reflect If you are looking for some web tools for teaching digital storytelling, I would recommend this page.

'short story reading lists' in The Short Story. Short stories by African writers. Short stories by Caribbean Writers. The wise man: a short story by Donal Ryan. He left the seminary in a temper and struck out walking for home. Ring Lardner (1885-1933) Haircut by Ring Lardner (1885-1933) Word Count: 5046 I got another barber that comes over from Carterville and helps me out Saturdays, but the rest of the time I can get along all right alone. You can see for yourself that this ain't no New York: City and besides that, the most of the boys works all day and don't have no leisure to drop in here and get themselves prettied up. You're a newcomer, ain't you?

I thought I hadn't seen you round before. Jim was comical, and Hod was pretty near a match for him. They used to be plenty fun in here Saturdays. 10 best short-story collections of 2015. 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? Short Stories at East of the Web.

Classic Short Stories. Short stories. A. L. Kennedy — Writer and Performer. The Lewis Carroll Society Website - Homepage. John Rowe Townsend. John Rowe Townsend (22 May 1922 – 24 March 2014) was a British children's writer and children's literature scholar. His best-known children's novel is The Intruder, which won a 1971 Edgar Award, and his best-known academic work is Written for Children: An Outline of English Language Children's Literature (1965),[1] the definitive work of its time on the subject.[2][3] Biography[edit] Also in Britain, Noah's Castle was filmed by Southern Television, narrated by character Barry Mortimer (Simon Gipps-Kent), and transmitted in seven 25-minute episodes in 1980.

Books[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] John Rowe Townsend at Library of Congress Authorities, with 48 catalogue records. Website of the Arthur Ransome Society (TARS) The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction - The World of Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit. Winnie the Pooh. Literary Encyclopedia. Kenneth Grahame Society. Biography. Rare 1959 Audio: Flannery O'Connor Reads 'A Good Man is Hard to Find'. Flannery O’Connor was a Southern writer who, as Joyce Carol Oates once said, had less in common with Faulkner than with Kafka and Kierkegaard.

Short stories. Storyville: Top Ten Best Short Stories Ever. Short stories. Classic short stories - 100% FREE. Forty-one False Starts - The New Yorker.