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60 Free Essays on Writing The Mystery Short Story

  1. Short Story

    The short story is a literary genre of fictional prose narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such as novellas (in the modern sense of the term) and novels Short stories have their origins in oral story-telling traditions and the prose anecdote, a sw

  2. The Colours of Life-Existentialism and the Short Story Form: a Study of Selected Western and African Short Stories

    THE COLOURS OF LIFE-EXISTENTIALISM AND THE SHORT STORY FORM:A STUDY OF SELECTED WESTERN AND AFRICAN SHORT STORIES IN GREEK MYTHOLGY, Orpheus, a bewitching minstrel whose lyre could hypnotize animate and inanimate elements at will, married a nymph, Eurydice. One day, Eurydice was bitten by a sna

  3. Short Story Analysi

    [pic] [pic] [pic] Either follow the steps below or go directly to the section that begins with How to analyze Short Stories/Novels Read the assignment carefully and do the activities within. 1. Go to the following site and read the information under the title "Short Story Analysis"

  4. Qwertyuiop Short Story Analysis

    1.0 SYNOPSIS QWERTYUIOP tells of a young secretary’s struggle with her predecessor to hold on to her job by communicating through the electric typewriter. Lucy Beck who has just started working at Ross and Bannister’s finds the typewriter haunted by Miss Broome, her predecessor. The latter do

  5. Short Story

    A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels or books. Short story definitions based upon length differ somewhat even

  6. Sad Short Story

    Short Story Additional scene to ‘Bay of Angels’ Their tiny hands gripped mine as we walked slowly through the narrow and brightly lit hallway of the hospital. As they pushed past one another into the cold lift, I couldn’t bare to dampen their innocent smiles with the harsh truth of our

  7. O Henry

    Despite his rough life, unconventional style, and mixed thoughts and reviews, O. Henry is now considered one of the very best short story authors there ever were. O. Henry's life influenced his writings in many ways. William Sydney Porter was born into a typical middle class family in 186

  8. George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of the Nar

    George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother In a written excerpt from a letter about the cremation of his mother, George Bernard Shaw recalls her "passage" with humor and understanding. The dark humor associated with the horrid details of disposing of hi

  9. Indian Camp: the Perfect Short Story

    Indian Camp: The Perfect Short Story In his analysis of Hemingway’s short stories, William Watson defines a perfect short story as one having a “fully developed character, a powerful drama whose resolution we fearfully anticipate, and a point of view that seems wholly natural and realistic.â

  10. Abduction Is a Short Story by Shelagh Delaney

    Abduction. Abduction is a short story by Shelagh Delaney, it is a story about misunderstanding the concept of love. However it is also a story about, misunderstanding or not looking for the needs of the ones we love. Abduction is the title, and it refers to the way, that Ann abducts her sixtee

  11. A Short Story

    Short Story: "And in the air was murder" by Joel Kininmonth It was the start of summer, the bees were coming out, the birds were chirping and a little house in the town of Meridia is waking up to the coming heat. The mist in the air was disappearing and it was

  12. The Short Story Theories of Ed

    In both of the articles, each author is trying to share his view, or theory on the short story. The view of Edgar Allen Poe is very pessimistic toward the novel and other forms of long fiction, while B.M. Ejxenbaum takes a more analytic approach. Poe writes, “The novel certainly requires wh

  13. Play It Again Rita

    The play Educating Rita by Willy Russell gained great popularity especially during the early eighties. There has also been a movie made from it starring Julie Walters and the more famous Michael Caine. As so often the case, the movie was more elaborate with additional scenes, some of which were

  14. The Lottery Short Story Analysis

    Destructive Traditions Within "The Lottery" Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", raises many questions in the back of a reader's mind towards the destructive yet blind rituals of mankind. "The Lottery" clearly expresses Jackson's feelings concerning mankind's evil nature hiding behind traditions and

  15. London's Attitude Towards Life in His Short Story "The Law of Life"

    Jack London, real name John Griffith Chaney, is well known "American novelist and short story writer, born in California" (Merriam –Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature 629). London's short story "The Law of Life" was first published in Mc Clure's Magazine in 1901. "It was one of his first stories

  16. Short Story 'He Paid the Price'

    Motivating story to read - Another man's folly .......He paid the price for another man’s folly. One life gone, 2 people dead ! A mother is devastated, she is howling with pain, yelling all she can in that dark and dingy corner of her four by four kholi. There was nobody to hear her yel

  17. Mastering the Short Story

    Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a st

  18. How to Write a Short Story

    10 Tips for Creative Writers What is a Short Story? A short story begins as close to the conclusion as possible, and grabs the reader from the very first line. It conserves character and scenes, typically focuses on just one problem, and drives towards a sudden, unexpected revelation. (Kathy K

  19. A Rose for Emily: Short Story

    An Interpretation of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" In the short story " A Rose for Emily," William Faulkner tells the sad story of a woman who has had an extremely sheltered life. It is a tragic story in which Miss Emily's hopes and dreams for a normal life are hopelessly lost. William Faulk

  20. The Importance of Obeying Lawful Order

    Jason Scott Mr. Calvey English 100 Oct 25th 2005 The short story “ADAMS” by George Saunders is about a guy who is very upset with his neighbor for standing in the kitchen in his underwear, in front of the kids room. Saunders is able to explain the emotion in such a distinctive way th

  21. A Short Story: Do We Have a Choice

    Short Story ‘Do we have a choice?' Laying down on the Hostels Bed, the two best Friends -Zeba and Zaraa- remembered the time they have spent together. The have been friends since the age of five. The started school together, studied together, partied together and whatever they did did it toge

  22. Short Story

    SHORT STORY FOR ENGLISH CLASS There was a girl named Kandy, she was 15 years old. Her life was extremely boring, all she ever did was go to school, go on her computer, eat and sleep. She spent all summer on her computer. She was really good with HTML and spent her free time making web sites

  23. "Black Cat" Short Story Analysis

    “The Black Cat” Analysis When reading a short story many people take the details given to be the unconditional truth. This is probably why so many of these people are confused or repulsed by a story like “The Black Cat.” Throughout the story, the narrator makes numerous contradictions. The

  24. Evaulation Children Needs to Playnot Compete

    Evaluation: Children Need to Play, Not Compete You will find that competing through out life is something everyone experience. Sports are the most popular in society when it comes to competing. This is believable because when you play most sports, you play to win. In order to win you have to w

  25. Anatomy of Disaster

    Anatomy of Disaster Tragedies leave a dark fingerprint on one’s life and can become historical. The racial riot of Wilmington, NC in November 1898 was the very fingerprint that led Charles W. Chesnutt to construct his novel: The Marrow of Tradition. Throughout the novel, Chesnutt creates cha

  26. Literature and the Community

    Literature reflects all communities along with the individuals in the societies. Settings, culture, beliefs and the context makes up the attributes among some of the things that play an integral part on the illustration on how literature reflects and demonstrates communities. The language from the

  27. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Short Story Written in 1968

    A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings'' is a short story written in 1968 and has a style known as ‘‘magic realism;'' which is associated with its author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This style combines realistic, everyday details with elements of fantasy, confusing th

  28. Characterization in a Rose for Emily

    Emily's Narrator In William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily", we are guided through the isolated life of the newly departed Ms. Emily Grierson. This story is narrated in a unique point of view; a collective first person. The purpose of using "we" is to speak for the town's citizens as

  29. Essay # 1: an Analysis of Anton Chekhov’s “the Lady with the Pet Dog”.

    Fiction is written in a fashion developed by certain standards. Good fiction possesses the ability to break those standards – a significant accomplishment in any author’s writing career. Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Pet Dog” is a perfect example of how good authors can keep an audien

  30. Hawthorne to Faulkner: the Evolution of the Short Story

    Hawthorne to Faulkner: The Evolution of the Short Story Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Faulkner's short stories "Young Goodman Brown" and "A Rose for Emily" use a moral to endorse particular ideals or values. Through their characters examination and evaluation of one another, the author's lesso