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Stripes Recruitment by Luke Melia: A Tiger in town busy with job hunting

‘Stripes Recruitment’ is a new short story by Luke Melia. This story is about a ‘Tiger’ named Stripes who is trying hard to fit in the human world. Luke Melia started working on this idea of a ‘Tiger seeking a job’ about five years back. Stripes Recruitment by Luke MeliaPaperback: 36 pagesPublisher: Independently published  It is seldom that… Continue reading Stripes Recruitment by Luke Melia: A Tiger in town busy with job hunting

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In Exile by Anton Chekov: Short Story Reading

‘In Exile’ is a famous short story written by Anton Chekov, published in 1892. It is said that the story is inspired by Chekov’s journey through Siberia. This story is about two opposing human perspectives in a similar situation. The story begins with Old Simeon, about sixty years old, nicknamed as Wiseacre and a young unnamed… Continue reading In Exile by Anton Chekov: Short Story Reading

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The Last Leaf by O’Henry: A Short Story Read

The Last Leaf is a short story by O’Henry published in 1907. It is fascinating to know that the man named William Sydney Porter, who is such a revered writer, was a failure in most things he attempted and was even jailed for embezzlement. Then, he started writing using the name O’Henry and became popular. But it is… Continue reading The Last Leaf by O’Henry: A Short Story Read

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Doomsday by Younghill Kang: Short Story Review

Doomsday is a chapter from ‘The Grass Roof’, the autobiographical novel by Younghill Kang, published in 1931. This has been adopted as a standalone short story too. Younghill Kang, born in Korea and immigrated to America, is deemed as an esteemed Asian American writer. He had to flee Korea in 1921 due to his anti-Japanese and… Continue reading Doomsday by Younghill Kang: Short Story Review

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Open Window by Saki: Short Story Read

Open Window is a short story by Saki or Hector Hugo Munro, published in the collection ‘Beasts and Super Beasts’ in 1914. Open Window is an incredibly short story. And, within this small ambit of the writing format, Saki spins thrill, horror and comedy, all together so befittingly. This story is about an evening when Framton Nuttel… Continue reading Open Window by Saki: Short Story Read

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The Ideal Family by Katherine Mansfield: Short Story

‘The Ideal Family’ by Katherine Mansfield was first published in a literary magazine in 1921. “You are an ideal family, sir, an ideal family. It’s like something one reads about or sees on the stage.” Katherine Mansfield loves to make the title of her stories literally perceivable of the theme. In this story, it is about the… Continue reading The Ideal Family by Katherine Mansfield: Short Story

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Pastoralia by George Saunders: Short Story Read

Pastoralia is a short story by George Saunders published in ‘The New Yorker’ in the year, 2000. George Saunders won the prestigious O’Henry Award in 2001 for this short story. It is the unexpected setting of the story that captures your mind from the beginning. A portrayal of our lives in the 21st century world in the truest sense.… Continue reading Pastoralia by George Saunders: Short Story Read

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe: Short Story Read

The Cask of Amontillado is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1846. It was published in one of the issues of Godey’s Lady Book, a popular American Women’s magazine in the 1800s. And, I really wonder if women loved reading stories with such gory details of a crime! Did I enjoy? Perhaps, I did.… Continue reading The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe: Short Story Read

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The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier: Short Story Review

‘The Birds’ written by Daphne Du Maurier was published in 1952. This story is a part of the collection called ‘The Apple Tree’. “Never heard of birds getting savage.” Then, this is the story to read. A horrifying tale of birds’ attack on humankind. The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier The story focuses on Nat Hocken,… Continue reading The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier: Short Story Review

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Cabuliwallah by Rabindra Nath Tagore: Short Story Read

Cabuliwallah is one of the most cherished and loved short stories in India. The story written by the great nationalist and poet Rabindra Nath Tagore, Cabuliwallah is immortalized in our minds. It was originally written in Bengali. And, was published in 1892. Rabindranath Tagore pc google images The story strikes the emotional chords and largely rests on the… Continue reading Cabuliwallah by Rabindra Nath Tagore: Short Story Read

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Floating Bridge by Alice Munro: Short Story Review

‘Floating Bridge’ is a short story written by Alice Munro, published in The New Yorker. Alice Munro won the third prize at the prestigious The O’Henry Short Story Prizes for the ‘Floating Bridge’ in 2001. Also, Alice Munro received a Special Award for Continuing Achievement in fiction the same year. Floating Bridge by Alice Munro “The unspeakable excitement you… Continue reading Floating Bridge by Alice Munro: Short Story Review

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A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield: Short Story Read

‘A Cup of Tea’ is a short story written by Katherine Mansfield. It was first published in 1922. A lot can change over a cup of tea. Or can it actually? The English tea parties have been a recurring theme in the Classics, but here Katherine Mansfield uses just ‘a cup of tea’ to expose… Continue reading A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield: Short Story Read

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Dubliners by James Joyce

‘Dubliners’ is a compilation of 15 short stories set in Dublin, written by James Joyce and published in 1914. It is, indeed, the work of an extraordinary genius who could write these stories at a young age of 25. Though he could not get it published until he was 33 years old. The stories in… Continue reading Dubliners by James Joyce

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The Tree by Manoj Das: Short Story Read

‘The Tree’ is a short story written by the famous Indian author Manoj Das. Manoj Das was born in Balasore, Odisha in 1934. He is considered to be a social critic and his work in fiction depicts authenticity in the portrayal of characters and the atmosphere. This story reads more like a fable. Yet, beneath… Continue reading The Tree by Manoj Das: Short Story Read

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A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka

‘A Hunger Artist’ is a short story by Franz Kafka, published in 1922. The story is about the miserable, emaciated and lonely artist who fasts up to forty days to draw a large audience. It is said that the Hunger Artists or Starvation Artists were performers, common in Europe and America during the 18th, 19th and… Continue reading A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka

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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies is a collection of nine short stories, written by Jhumpa Lahiri and published in 1999. The book won the Pulitzer Award and Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in the year 2000. The book became hugely popular in India, after the author being awarded these accolades. This was followed by the popular and iconic, ‘The Namesake’. The beauty… Continue reading Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Subha by Rabindranath Tagore: Short Story Read

Subha is a short story by Rabindranath Tagore. Nobody understood Indian women better than Tagore in Literature. Tagore understood the everyday agonies that women face rather than questioning the bigger feminism question. Subha by Rabindra Nath Tagore pc google images The title of the story is given after its central character, ‘Subha’. The actual name is Subhasini which… Continue reading Subha by Rabindranath Tagore: Short Story Read

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Ten Rupees by Manto: Short Story Read

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-55) is perhaps the best-known Modernist fiction writer in South Asia. He was born in undivided India and post-partition, he moved to Pakistan in 1948.  Ten Rupees by Manto pc google images Manto’s female characters stand in contrast to Tagore’s women in fiction. Women in Tagore’s world had issues with love, affection, jealousy,… Continue reading Ten Rupees by Manto: Short Story Read

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Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield: Short Story Read

Miss Brill is a short story written by Katherine Mansfield, published in 1920. The story is written in the third person, limited omniscience. The story opens on a Sunday afternoon in autumn and there is a chill in the air. “ALTHOUGH IT WAS SO BRILLIANTLY fine – the blue sky……Miss Brill was glad that she decided… Continue reading Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield: Short Story Read

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A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner: Short Story Read

A Rose for Emily is a short story by William Faulkner, published in 1930. The story opens with: WHEN MISS EMILY GRIERSON DIED. This story is a tragic tale of this lady who died at the age of 74; the narrative technique follows a non-linear approach to reveal her life through the last four decades in… Continue reading A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner: Short Story Read