Perhaps short stories are so memorable because "life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel." Last week, we asked Red Roomers to blog about their favorite short stories.<
My favorite short story is “The Chain”, by Tobias Wolff. I first read this story in the 1980’s when I was still liv
Write what you know. How about write what you sort of know? I’m a suburban housewife, far removed from the gritty life of the streets.
I was all of 16, new to the fancy convent school that stood formidable along the bayside waterfront and all to familiar with the knee length plaid jumper, starched white shirt and navy blue saddle
For a child, love and life are synonymous. There is a physical, scientific need
The Dare to Questio
Many short stories succeed because they plunge us into the feeling and texture of another's life, showing us the dilemmas they face and their attempts to resolve them.
It was difficult to settle on only one favorite short story.
I don't tend to read short stories. I know this is a personal failing. But I think it's because I've never shaken my childhood view: a book should let me lose myself in another world. Prefe
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