The Short Story Station

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: 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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Wednesday Diaries: Will I ever finish + some exciting news!

My Goodreads reading goal for this year of 40 books was completed on the first week of October which made me realize that having both a baby and a job do not really hamper one's reading if one knows how to manage time aka multi-task. This, plus the help of novellas and short stories, the latter being one of my wonderful discoveries as of late. I do not count reading short stories as cheating because, as I have discovered, short stories hold equal, if not superior, power and beauty when compared with full-length works. And I did not deliberately seek to read them just so I can easily catch up ...
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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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