what are some examples of short stories
As a short story is mostly a short narrative and has few features. The standard features include exposition, complication, crisis, climax, and resolution of the crisis. However, it is not essential that all short stories follow the same pattern.
The Necklace is one of the best short stories. It revolves around the life of a clerk in the ministry of education and his extraordinarily beautiful wife, Mathilda. She borrows an expensive necklace from her friend for a ball but loses it when they are returning home. They, somehow, arrange to replace it after purchasing the original necklace with borrowed money and spend their lives in the struggle to pay back the loan. After several years, they met the same friend again. To their horror, she tells them that her necklace was fake.
From grammar.about.com’s entry for the vignette, an example vignette by E.B. White:
A story sequence, also called a short story cycle or a composite novel, is a group of short stories that work together to form a longer piece, while still functioning as complete short stories on their own.
What is the central change that occurs between the story’s beginning and its end? What feeling do you want to produce in your readers?
The reader doesn’t get to see how they fix their relationship — there isn’t room for that in the story. But the wife’s gesture suggests that she is willing to try.
September in Chicago, 1972. I was sitting alone in a stuffy train compartment and peering out of the window. The evening landscape outside was monotonous:…
Marty was curled up on the family recliner, staring at the ceiling with his mouth wide open. He had been hearing a dripping noise while…
The prevalence in the 19th century of two words, “ sketch” and “tale,” affords one way of looking at the genre. In the United States alone there were virtually hundreds of books claiming to be collections of sketches (Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book, William Dean Howells’s Suburban Sketches) or collections of tales (Poe’s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, Herman Melville’s The Piazza Tales). These two terms establish the polarities of the milieu out of which the modern short story grew.
Short story, brief fictional prose narrative that is shorter than a novel and that usually deals with only a few characters.