Category Archives: Short Stories

The Teen Issue of Inlandia will be Out Soon!

So excited about the second annual teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey! Submissions were open to all Inland Empire teens. Ten ten editors selected the pieces that will be in the journal–art, photos, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, microworks, and reviews. … Continue reading

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More than just memoir: Deeper thinking about the Holocaust “The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness” and “Man’s Search for Meaning”

  The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying Nazi soldier asks for your forgiveness. What would you do? Withe responses by Robert Coles, The Dalai Lama, … Continue reading

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“Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art”

Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art has stories by many wonderful YA writers and drawings by Scott Hunt. When a teacher asks you to read short stories, check this book out. Each section has art work–a pencil drawing. … Continue reading

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“The Best American Short Stories 2008”

The Best American Short Stories 2008 edited by Salman Rushdie More great short stories! I had to buy this book for a class I was taking—then I lost the book and bought another one—then I found the first one—so, I … Continue reading

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“A New Life”

“A New Life” by Ramsey Campbell For senior students who are reading “Frankenstein” and then comparing it to other works of fiction, “A New Life” is a great story. I understand that those of you in Mrs. Gebhart’s class have … Continue reading

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“Best American Short Stories 2007” and “Every Man for Himself”

Best American Short Stories 2007 edited by Stephen King Every Man for Himself edited by Nancy E. Mercado (but all the stories are written by men) When teachers assign short story reading to their students, many of the students just … Continue reading

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Interpreter of Maladies

This book of short stories concerns Indians who are new to the United States or are first-generation Americans. They deal with their sense of foreignness while coping with the problems that people endure all over the world—infidelity, betrayal, loss of … Continue reading

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