About Classical Short Reads!!

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Re: About Classical Short Reads!!

Post by Dominic chukwuemeka » 11 Nov 2017, 07:38

tennent10 wrote:I love this genre of reading!:D It's amazing.

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Post by Butch Acuna » 14 Nov 2017, 01:16

A very beautiful narrative, it makes me realize that I came from a different, writing world of technical writing, like news reports, feasibility study and the likes. But I have an interesting discovery for drama writers. It is about stories where a character was cremated and the "ashes" were scattered by the wind. I often visited morgues, funeral parlors for autopsy reports and pictures of victims, that was when I learned that THERE ARE NO ASHES LEFT AFTER CREMATION ! Strong air currents is introduced into crematory to build up a high temperature so that ashes goes with the smoke. So what is left? Heavy minerals in form of grains a little bit heavier than sand, such as enough iron to make several nails. This is the difference between our two methods of writing, technical writing need not generate any emotion, facts must be verified. But I have several true to life dramas that I aim to write and hope can be posted here, thank you so much for this opportunity.

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 13 Dec 2017, 15:05

This is a really good idea. I love short stories and poems.
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Post by alongahmad » 05 Feb 2018, 11:00

A beautiful writing loaded with descriptions of the wonderful natural setting with a good story to go by, – I like it. I shed tears many times: at the blatant acceptance of parents that their newborn was going to die, frustration of a little boy for having given a crippled younger brother, the contrasting joy of the elders when they saw doodle walk and the tears of sadness of his brother in knowing that that it was shame that prompted him to teach his crippled brother to walk.
I hadn’t expected the story to end the way it did.
Well done! A good short story. I enjoyed it.

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Post by J Gordon » 17 Feb 2018, 10:10

I do love this story and find something new every time I read it. I am about to try his "The Real Thing" at a friend's recommendation today, but nothing holds a candle to this one!
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Has anyone read The Turn of the Screw by Henry James? A classical ghost story with multiple explanations and interpretations. Perfect for fans of Victorian era fiction :)

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Post by Tamarsh Morgan » 20 Feb 2018, 15:05

Really enjoyed this story. Thanks for sharing

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Post by J Gordon » 21 Feb 2018, 09:27

Sure; I just finished James’s The Real Thing, which made me want to read it a second time - about an artist who compares the versatile models posing for illustrations with an older couple of real gentlefolk who pose for him but are less versatile.
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Post by Nitaabdullah » 11 Mar 2018, 15:48

It seems very interested, at first it sound like a haunted horror when it came to describing the home and the outdoor surrounding.

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Post by anix67 » 14 Apr 2018, 18:54

For short reads I would recommend A&P by John Updike and The Stranger by Albert Camus. Both are from a very interesting and unique perspective (especially the second one).

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Post by Laura Del » 01 Jun 2018, 14:52

This sounds like so much fun. I'm in!
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Post by ccranston » 11 Jul 2018, 11:27

The Landlady by Roald Dahl is a good one!
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Post by Aditi1992 » 13 Jul 2018, 11:07

Really worth the read!

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Post by bluesky5_ » 01 Aug 2018, 16:03

It is quite a long story for a "short story". I like Stephen King's short stories. I am currently reading "Everything's Eventual" and the first short story I read and was blown away with was Autopsy Room Four. I hope I never end up like that but it has a good ending. Surprise! The main character in the story is NOT dead! A must read like most of the Stephen King books I've read.

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Post by Jilheins » 13 Sep 2018, 12:56

The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde is a great novella to read with Halloween just around the corner. This brief novella is free on Kindle. The pragmatism of American capitalists who refuse to be cowed by old-country supernatural events is wonderfully witty. I won't tell you who wins in this battle between old and new world beliefs -- you'll have to read it yourself.

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Post by teresao » 22 Dec 2018, 08:53

My favorite short story authors so far are O'Henry, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Hemmingway. I love their style and their stories are very smartly written. One of the things that I like with short stories is how much a good writer (like O'Henry or Hemmingway) can say in their story without actually saying anything. It's left to the reader to infer everything that happens in the story. I know others have already mentioned these particular writers, but they are some of my favorites, so I had to post!

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