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A CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS TALE by S. CULLARS star
Christmas and the restorative powers of chocolate...need I say more. Read my short tale.

Anne Enright - Taking Pictures - Caravan - Review star
Anne Enright is at it again – publishing bold short stories,that is.Her new collection is called ‘Taking Photos.' In a personal review, your Short Stories editor shares,for Mother's Day,her experiences of travelling with Anne through the monotony and mayhem.In this story it's vacation motherhood.

Anne Enright Review - The Portable Virgin star
Booker Prizewinner Anne Enright wrote Short Stories too. A review to help you decide whether they are shockingly brilliant or brilliantly shocking. Review includes Book Buying Decision Tips and Gift Book Recommendations for Friends. or Family Christmas,Birthday,Wedding,Mother´s Day or Showers.

CD Audio Books-Maeve Binchy Secret Stories star
In seeking creative Irish gifts for Irish American pals,I redicovered my most favorite Maeve Binchy Irish culture audio books on CD!In´The Lilac Bus´ stories,the same neighbors are on the bus daily,but what are they all planning when they get to Dublin?Each one keeps their thoughts secret..

Flight - Doris Lessing - Short Story Review star
This Short Story review of "Flight" by Doris Lessing examines some St Valentine's Day concerns. First Love, Teen Romance, Parental Responsibilities, Marriage Commitment, Separation Amxiety, Letting Go and Empty Nest syndrome. Negative feelings of Jealousy and Possessiveness appear too.

Free Stories From Around The World India To USA star
Stories from around the world open our eyes,and those of our young people, to a new world of alternative cultures to ours,so making short stories from other cultures entertaining,colorful and vibrant.Topselling Unaccustomed Earth (Jumpha Lahiri) paints lives of 2nd generation Indians in the US.

Gifts For Dad - My Father's Tears by John Updike star
Gifts for Dad can be a challenge,so here’s some tear-jerking short sad stories he’s sure to love.John Updike,author of short stories and novels like Witches Of Eastwick and Separating died recently.Out in June is his deeply touching ‘My Father’s Tears’ which really is moving enough to make us cry.

Good Reads For Fans Of Dark Historical Fiction star
Dr Curlew and his daughter of marriageable age, Emmeline,take Luncheon of cold meat galantine. Emmeline cuts herself a fat slice and chews it in horse-like fashion. She has other ideas for her future. But does Faber need to shock in order to tell a good story? Some good reads and dark stories.

Inspirational Gifts-Maya Angelou Short Stories star
Maya Angelou’s book of inspirational stories is a gift dedicated to all of us-female fans from different backgrounds and struggles all round the world-that represent the daughters she never had.Motivational stories and biography pieces span facing fear,giving birth,stage performance and analysis.

John Updike Short Stories-'Separating' star
John Updike,author of short stories and novels such as Witches of Eastwick, died this month aged 76.Among his early stories about a couple (the ´Maples´)is ´Separating.´But is the story really about the end of a marriage or more about the start of a mental health condition signalled by depression?

Leaf Books Competition Winners Anthology Review star
Readers who also happen to be writers will find the introduction to 'Derek and More Micro Fiction' just as gripping as the stories! Could it be because the Leaf Books anthology represents its Micro Fiction competition winners? Read about this small press collection and decide!

Looking For Holden Caulfield With JD Salinger star
JD Salinger,reclusive writer and author of Catcher In The Rye,never told us what happened to Holden Caulfield and now he's going to sue David John California for second-guessing what we all want to know in an allegedly phony sequel.I'd rather find out for myself,so I looked for him in Nine Stories

More Richard Yates Stories-Revolutionary Road Fans star
The new novel-based movie Revolutionary Road has gained acclaim from some critics, and some readers are adding its troubled author Richard Yates to their lifelong favourites bookshelf- but for those wanting more, where they can they go next? Short Stories...Autobiography..

New Doctor Who Stories And Best Selling Toys star
The new Doctor Who Shorts stories and hot best selling toys to match should have kids reading in a flash! My own favorites in this Science fiction short stories collection are the spooky Daleks but there are lots to choose from in a vintage science fiction series fans are raving about...

New FanFic Stories Make Unusual Gifts For Men star
The latest short fantasy stories make original,unususal gifts for men.Here´s some top-selling ideas from Terry Brooks and Co to delight a male Sci-Fi or Fan-Fiction fan whether he´s a husband,Father´s Day recipient,birthday boy or boyfriend anniversary recipient.Books are easy to order and send too!

Review - Gothic - The Whole Story by Ali Smith star
'Gothic'- from Ali Smith’s ‘The Whole Story’collection, tells of a young assistant who has had a ‘bad day at the office’(or in this case,'the bookshop')handling a weird customer - some personal observations on Smith's technique for building tension and atmosphere from your Short Stories editor.

Review: Faithless star
a collection of tales of trangression by Joyce Carol Oates

Short Scary Stories For Burns Night-Stephen King star
New short scary stories- here´s a taste from Stephen King-a new book called Just After Sunset. This Stephen King short stories collection will chill and thrill short scary fiction fans sharing tales on Burns Night.A Modern day girl goes jogging -confident,cool and therefore safe?I don´t think so..

Short Stories inside Poetry star
This article explores how poetry can be a form of storytelling. It was a technique commonly used throughout history.

Song Thrush And Sister Peter star
Gentle homespun tale from my first 'Lulu Self Publishing' Short Stories collection, Dead Nun's Shoes. Convent schooldays, nuns both nice and nasty, an evil-eyed cockerel and a bittersweet discovery for two little Irish children unleashed from the stuffy classoroom at last - all are depicted here.

Sweet Stories To Make You Cry-Chinese Cinderella star
Sweet sad stories that make you cry can also inspire-and they embolden you to bravely challenge injustices in your own life.In Chinese Cinderella,little Adeline,an unwanted daughter, tells the true story of how she was mistreated by a cruel stepmother..until she submitted her first short story!

The Barcelona Review star[offsite link]
An ezine featuring contemporary short literature as well as book reviews and interviews with many of today´s diverse authors. Archives go back five years and the site offers multiligual mirror sites.

The Brat by Anne Enright - Short Story Review star
This story tears at the heart-strings, but for all the wrong reasons in terms of Valentines Day. If you're a parent of teen daughters or remember the romantic angst and troubles of your own teen days, this one's for you! Anne Enright's "The Brat" is a sad tale indeed.

The Character of Magical Realism star
This article introduces a characteristic trait of the genre Magical Realism.

The Personal Narrative of Edgar Allan Poe star
This article explores the personal narrative of the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Using Theater to Develope Character star
This article explosres the benefits of acting to develope characterizations in literary fiction. The process may not be for everyone but it is worth a try. You just may enjoy it.

Web Del Sol star[offsite link]
A collection of the finest contemporary literary writing on the web

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