interesting short stories
The US Declaration of Independence states as a self-evident truth that “all Men are created equal,” but in Vonnegut’s story, that idea is extrapolated to an absurd degree — offering some answers that may be uncomfortable to us.
If you’ve reached this point (and have been dutifully reading each story as they appear), then you deserve a nice, uplifting palate cleanser. So many short stories have twist endings that find our characters in awful situations that they had never expected — which is why this classic from O. Henry is such a delight. The premise is simple: it’s Christmas time and a young husband and wife are determined to find the perfect present for each other, despite their meager means.
This curious, masterful story is about a set of brothers who work as managing engineers overseeing the Chernobyl power station on April 26, 1986, but, as with most of Shepard’s work, it’s also about the invisible planets of loss that our personal lives orbit. It is both an education and an elegy. Shepard’s forthcoming novel of the Warsaw Ghetto, Aaron Only Thinks of Himself, promises more of the same.
One of the newest voices on this list, Vijay tells the story of Indian children mining the ore used to construct Olympic stadiums in China with remarkable poise and vision. While the inherently political nature of the story is certainly important and the writing is ruthless in its detail, to approach “Lorry Raja” in only that way is to miss the quiet power of Vijay’s prose, as well as its ability to look honestly into the subtleties of family and the scales of desire without denying beauty where it lurks.
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But the dampened cotton became very heavy to carry and the donkey suffered. It learnt a lesson. It didn’t play the trick anymore after that day, and the seller was happy.
One should help others in need, we get the rewards of our helpful acts in return.
Reading Level: Fairly Easy
You do not need to wait several years to deal with complex concepts.
Thanks again for a good read!
I have changed this thing about me and I ensure that I don’t take things for granted. I make sure that I am able to value people and their time, right away rather than holding on to making them feel special until they get sick of waiting and go away from you forever!
We think that if we get into a new situation, we won’t know what to do or how to react. We’re worried that the uncharted territory of the future will be too much for us to handle.
Like jealousy, most of your fears are created in your own head.
Is there anything better than settling down for a languid afternoon of reading your favorite novel cover to cover, perhaps on a park bench or in a field of delightful flowers? No, there isn’t. But do you have time to read an entire novel in a field these days? No, you probably don’t. Whether you’re juggling work or school or some unholy combination of the two, there’s a good chance that you have nasty things like “responsibilities” and “obligations” to take care of. But even if you don’t have the time, you can still have the satisfaction of reading something start to finish if you read short fiction. I found the best short stories on the internet that you can read in just ten minutes. (Of course, if you do have the time, you should cherish them, re-read them, talk about them, think about them.)
The short short story is an art form all its own. Short short story authors have perilously few words to create an entire new world, immerse you in it, make you invested in new characters, and then bring it all to a cohesive (or devastating) conclusion. It’s not easy, but the best short stories can accomplish all that in the time it takes you to wait for the bus. You can read these short stories anytime, anywhere, without missing a step in your busy schedule:
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I love Sarah Gailey. This is a great introduction if you’re unfamiliar with her work. It’s Victorian London with androids—so much to love!
Oh, you’ve never read Ted Chiang? Well, you must go out now and read this story and then read Stories of Your Life and Others and his new collection Exhalation: Stories, which comes out in May. I was shocked by how good and complex his writing was. I had no idea that the movie The Arrival was based on one of his short stories.