Short Stories Information
A Christmas Reminisce
A life narrative as told by Miss Ella Bartlett on December 23, 1939 for the Federal Writers´ Project
Blithe House Quarterly [offsite link]
An online literary magazine featuring a diversity of new short stories by emerging and established gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered authors
Calaloo [offsite link]
A journal offering African-American and African arts and literature with a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art.
Electric Acorn [offsite link]
An online literary magazine featuring poetry and short fiction from Dublin writers
New Year's Night
A New Year´s tale by Henry Lawson, one of Australia´s most acclaimed writers
Nuvein Magazine [offsite link]
A site self described by one of its founder as "a forum for voices rarely heard in mainstream magazines". Offers fiction and poetry.
The Caribbean Writer [offsite link]
an international anthology with a Caribbean focus, publishing poetry, short fiction, personal essays, one-act plays, translations, book reviews, and interviews
The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick - A Review
Cynthia Ozick is an American-Jewish writer who writes closely to her roots. Her short story "The Shawl" unveils the Holocaust on a deeper and intimate level.
The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill by James Stephens
This tale was taken from a book by James Stephens entitled "Irish Fairy Tales." It's a beautifully written story that includes some interesting perceptions from the animal kingdom. James Stephens honored his Irish culture by the retelling and publishing of this and other cultural tales.
The Teaching Story
A teaching story begins by presenting a problem. A series of short stories whose characters face modern problems can’t guarantee the reader an ultimate resolution. However, by identifying with a character and the problems presented, the reader can become emotionally invested in the story outcome.
The Three Magi by Pura Belpreì
This is a cute story with animals helping with the annual Christmas season.
Traditional Folklore and Myths
Where do traditional tales or folk stories originate?
They are handed down through the ages, originally by word of mouth, altered with each telling and exaggerated for maximum impact when retold to a less educated audience.
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