Short Stories of the Month

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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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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Short Stories of the Month: September 2014

[caption id="attachment_2205" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Short Stories of the Month is a monthly feature on The Short Story Station.[/caption]   Some friends from the book club have recently put up The Short Story Station which aims to promote the love for short stories. The collaborative efforts of the people behind this wonderful blog are really worth commending. I, too, have recently acquired a preference for short fiction, so I decided to join The Short Story Station in its monthly short story features. For September, the featured stories were Alice Munro's Boys and Girls and G...
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