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The Vacant Lot - A Critique
This is a story for my Holloween collection but I had a very unexpected turn toward the story. This article is more of a critique than the ususal review.
The Jolly Corner - A Review
The season of frights and macabre has begun. This is an unusual story about a haunted house. The ghost is not that of a traditional one and the reason for its activity is a bit unorthodox as well. The story was written by Henry James and published in 1908.
Snow White and Red Rose - A Review
This article compares the stories of Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Snow White and Red Rose" by the Brothers Grimm. Some believe they are one and the same.
Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison - A Review
This story was written in 1948 and later became the opening chapter to Ralph Ellison's novel "Invisible Man."
Leo Tolstoy was a gifted writer who used his gift to enlightened the world about people, politics and spiritual responsibility. Tolstoy also wrote short stories. "The Porcelain Doll" was a satire regarding marriage and relationship.
Corey Ford and his Comedy Lines
Humor is a very important part of storytelling. This article takes a trip down memory lane for some and an educational path for others, as it introduces Corey Ford and his light-hearted and honest humor in life as he knew it.
The Character of Magical Realism
This article introduces a characteristic trait of the genre Magical Realism.
The Personal Narrative of Edgar Allan Poe
This article explores the personal narrative of the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
A Lady of Bayou St. John - A Review
This is a romantic and revealing story by Kate Chopin. It was written in 1894 and part of her "Bayou Folk" collection. It was set in New Orleans and gives an explanation of the power of widowhood.
Introducing . . . Collard Greens
This is a cute story about the unpredictability of a child's palate. It was based on personal experience
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