short stories

Short Stories of the Month: February 2014

  For the month of February, The Short Story Station introduced flash fiction -- a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity(Wikipedia).  There was a poll of various flash fiction stories voted upon by followers of the blog and the 2 stories that garnered most votes became the featured stories for the month. The stories that won the poll were those by Margaret Atwood and by David Foster Wallace. * HAPPY ENDINGS by Margaret Atwood I have Margaret Atwood's Blind Assassin and Surfacing on my to-be-read shelf for quite sometime now but haven't gone ahead to reading them. I...
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2015 Required Reading: February

It felt like yesterday when I posted about my blogging goals and resolutions for the new year. The first month of the year seemed to have whizzed by, at least for me, as life seemed (it still does) to demand a lot from me lately. But there's no joy in complaints, so let me welcome this month with a hearty "hello!" instead, because, hey, February is one of my favorite months! [caption id="attachment_2439" align="aligncenter" width="427"] img src[/caption]   Before I get into my reading list for this love month, here's a quick recap of how I fared with my January readings:  Ghostwrit...
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Short Stories of the Month: December 2014

This post is almost a month late. The holidays distracted and disrupted my routine and I was only able to read the stories and post my thoughts of late. But let's not allow the delay to tarnish the beauty of the featured stories for December, shall we? Referential by Lorrie Moore touched my (maternal) heart while The Bread of Salt by N.V.M. Gonzalez made me long to read for more notable Filipino short stories. * REFERENTIAL by Lorrie Moore Referential struck a chord in me. It made me teary-eyed and  brought to light my worst fears and anxieties. In this story, a mother is visiting her teenage...
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MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES | edited by Stephanie Perkins

This is my second time to read a holiday-themed book for Christmas (the first was A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens which I read a few years back before I started book-blogging), and I must say that I really enjoyed the experience. Reading My True Love Gave To Me in the days leading to Christmas was a perfect introduction to the holiday season because of all the feels. I really liked most of the stories in this collection, and it is an eclectic collection at that. There's a mix of fantasy and contemporary, and even though I am not huge on fantasy, the magic felt perfect and very Christmas...
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Short Stories of the Month: November 2014

I recently joined the Short Story Station team and I had to come up with reviews for the short stories featured each month. For November, the featured stories were Roselily by Alice Walker and The Swimmer by John Cheever. It was my first time to read works from both authors and I thoroughly loved the reading experience. Roselily was very short but rich, and The Swimmer was melancholic and thought-provoking. Here are my thoughts on the stories above, which were originally posted at The Short Story Station: Roselily by Alice Walker ROSELILY is the perfect example of why I have become a fan of ...
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