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I asked, though it wasn’t really a question. Aside from the hair and wardrobe befitting a Northern California techie, he looked exactly as he had at 15: tall and handsome, with penetrating, intelligent eyes. “How are you?” He said. Short Story Monday: Color Me Brown. I’ve finally gotten back into reading short stories online!
I wandered through The New Yorker‘s free archives this weekend, and read four stories by people of color for the Color Me Brown Challenge. They were all by authors that I’d heard good things about, but not read any of their work before. I’ve linked the titles through to the stories so you can read them too. :) As always, I review short stories on Monday to participate in John Mutford’s Short Story Monday event. Short Stories - Mr. Krogmeier's Page. 20 Great Essays and Short Stories by David Sedaris. The best articles, essays and short stories from the master of observational humour Growing Up You Can't Kill the Rooster "Use the word y’all and, before you knew it, you’d find yourself in a haystack French-kissing an underage goat.
" Letting Go "When I was in fourth grade, my class took a field trip to the American Tobacco plant in nearby Durham, North Carolina. " Angus Short Story and questions. QuirkyStories.com. Short Fiction. Up one level Short fiction published on the EServer.
The Adventures of Aladdin The Brothers Grimm One day, as he was looking for wild figs in a grove some way from the town, Aladdin met a mysterious stranger. This smartly dressed dark-eyed man with a trim black beard and a splendid sapphire in his turban, asked Aladdin an unusual question: "Come here, boy," he ordered. "How would you like to earn a silver penny? " The Adventures of the Soul Anatole France As I understand criticism it is, like philosophy and history, a kind of novel for the use of discreet and curious minds. Aesop's Fables Aesop The original moral short fiction, which set the standard for those to follow.
Agrippa (A Book of the Dead) William Gibson I hesitated before untying the bow that bound this book together. The Ambitious Guest Nathaniel Hawthorne There were circumstances which led some to suppose that a stranger had been received into the cottage on this awful night, and had shared the catastrophe of all its inmates. Araby O. High School Short Stories : Many Short Stories are here for your enrichment. Very Short Stories For High School & Middle School. If your students are struggling to get into the short story, or you're pressed for time, here are some very brief stories to get you started.
They're not as short as Hemingway's famous six-word story (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.), but they're manageable even for reluctant readers. Most are under 2,000 words; I've included an approximate word count where I could. These stories offer a complete reading experience with great economy of words. Reading a few could be just what someone needs to get motivated to read a regular-length one.
Looking for Short Stories on a Particular Subject or Theme? The Story of an Hour | Kate Chopin A woman is given the news that her husband has been killed in a railroad accident. Read "The Story of an Hour" (1,020 words) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | James Thurber. Sherman_alexie. Stories by Saki Full list. “HAVE you written to thank the Froplinsons for what they sent us?”
Asked Egbert. “No,” said Janetta, with a note of tired defiance in her voice; “I’ve written eleven letters to-day expressing surprise and gratitude for sundry unmerited gifts, but … Continue reading Although he was scarcely yet out of his teens, the Duke of Scaw was already marked out as a personality widely differing from others of his caste and period. Not in externals; therein he conformed correctly to type. His hair … Continue reading “Starling Chatter and Oakhill have both dropped back in the betting,” said Bertie van Tahn, throwing the morning paper across the breakfast table. TREDDLEFORD sat in an easeful arm-chair in front of a slumberous fire, with a volume of verse in his hand and the comfortable consciousness that outside the club windows the rain was dripping and pattering with persistent purpose.
KENELM JERTON entered the dining-hall of the Golden Galleon Hotel in the full crush of the luncheon hour. Death By Scrabble by Charlie Fish. It's a hot day and I hate my wife.
We're playing Scrabble. That's how bad it is. I'm 42 years old, it's a blistering hot Sunday afternoon and all I can think of to do with my life is to play Scrabble. I should be out, doing exercise, spending money, meeting people. I don't think I've spoken to anyone except my wife since Thursday morning.
My letters are crap. I play, appropriately, BEGIN. 40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School. Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story. The 40 stories below are sometimes surprising, other times hair-raising. They are all guaranteed to raise questions and instigate discussions in your classroom that can lead to meaningful dialogues about what really matters in the lives of your students. Classic Short Stories.
Readers Theatre Scripts. Short Story Radio: listen to short stories online. Sshort stories with levels and page numbers. 10 Wonderful Short Stories to Read For Free Online. Had she not passed away at the too-young age of 39 from lupus, today would have been legendary Southern Gothic author Flannery O’Connor’s 87th birthday.
English Reading: Short Stories. Short Story - The Chapel. By Josef Essberger She was walking lazily, for the fierce April sun was directly overhead.
Her umbrella blocked its rays but nothing blocked the heat - the sort of raw, wild heat that crushes you with its energy. A few buffalo were tethered under coconuts, browsing the parched verges. Occasionally a car went past, leaving its treads in the melting pitch like the wake of a ship at sea. Otherwise it was quiet, and she saw no-one. In her long white Sunday dress you might have taken Ginnie Narine for fourteen or fifteen. On the dusty verge twenty yards ahead of Ginnie a car pulled up. "Hello, Ginnie," she heard behind her. She paused and turned. "How do you know my name, Ravi? " "How do you know mine?
" "Everyone knows your name. "Right. She hesitated and looked down at the ground again. "To chapel," she said with a faint smile. "But Ginnie, good Hindus go to the temple. " She blushed more deeply at the reference to Father Olivier. Ravi looked suddenly grave. "It's a Mercedes, from Papa. 18 Short Stories by Alice Munro. 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). Grade 10-12 short stories. Short Stories for Middle School. Short stories. Short stories. 100 Great Short Stories. Short Stories - Mrs. Reese's Language Arts Class 8th Grade Language Arts Short Stories.