interesting short story
The collection of sci-fi includes several interesting science fictions.В Enjoy story of aliens attacking earth, what happened when a race landed on a planet after several hundred years of exile from galaxy, going in the past to know the murderer, science fiction for kids in which a robo-girl returning to earth after many years, story of doomsday, and many other such awesome fictions.
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For a treat, why not check out this video of the author reading the “Other People” in front of a live audience?
Looking to try your hand at writing your own stories? Why not give yourself a head start by using one of our pre-selected short story ideas .
As to where to find great stories, The New Yorker stories are generally best, but require a subscription if you read too many in a month. I also like Narrative Magazine, which will ask you for an email, but their stories are free too. Tor of course has some great free stuff, and you can find most of the classics through Gutenberg. The stories on this list that are not from any of these publications, I found through simple Google searches. If I’m interested in an author, but don’t necessarily want to read a whole book, I look to see if they have any short fiction available that I can read first.
Love at first sight, if you believe love is predestined rather than a choice. Fated love, to me, no matter how hard my heart becomes, still seems ridiculously romantic. I haven’t read Murakami in a long time but now I’m itching to pick up one of his books (I really want to read 1Q84, but it’s soooo long!).
It was an incredibly hot day, and a lion was feeling very hungry.
An old man lived in the village. He was one of the most unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood.
i hope things are alright now.
Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short stories.
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It talks about the things that go unsaid; how people at the office know about the deep secrets of our home life, but do not talk about it. Instead, the secrets become just blend into the office environment, like a potted plant that is seen but does not stand out.
7. “Spring in Fialta” by Vladimir Nabokov
Also published in 1975, sixteen years before she would be awarded the Nobel Prize, this is Gordimer’s story of the relationship between Austrian geologist Dr. Franz-Josef Von Leinsdorf and a mixed-race Johannesburg shop girl, an affair that is illegal in apartheid-era South Africa. One of the most overlooked pieces of Gordimer’s writing, this is also one of the quietest, and most effective. The uneasy dynamics of race, class, and power (especially when it comes to love and sex) are nimbly explored here, and build to a devastating end. It was similarly saved from obscurity, this time by author Tessa Hadley, for The New Yorker‘s fiction podcast.
A two hundred foot high cliff has developed a cavern at its base from “battling” the incoming waves over thousands of years. They keep crashing in, and high tide is approaching.
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:
“Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid might be one of the best-known short short stories out there, and for good reason. In just one paragraph of lyrical prose, we are utterly transported into the life of Kincaid’s titular girl as she wends her way through the social expectations of girlhood.
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