"Sample Narrative Short Stories" Essays and Research Papers

  • Sample Narrative Short Stories

    Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story Christopher J. Pereyra English 125: Introduction to Literature Kathy Knecht 9/24/2012 Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story The short story of Little Red Riding Hood is a simple to understand child’s tale and clearly portrays the deceitfulness of appearance. The story is clearly organized with characters and symbols of innocence by a child and the sly dangers represented by a wolf. Throughout the story we see the characters build...

    Fairy tale, Fiction, Little Red Riding Hood 768  Words | 3  Pages

  • Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story

    Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story The short story I have chosen to write about is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber. I will use this story to write an understanding of literary themes. I will use this to describe the theme of the short story, then I will identify two literary elements in the short story that contributes to the point of view, tone, setting, character, and symbolism by giving an example of each. Finally, I will then explain how the selected literary...

    Fiction, Marriage, Narrative 874  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sample Short Story Responses

    Sample response to Short Story Done in class in 30 minutes Katherine Mansfield’s short story The Fly challenges the average reader to rise out of their comfort zone, and confront the prospect of losing a loved one. Mansfield was herself affected by the grief of losing a sibling to premature death, and cleverly crafted a tale of a middle aged businessman who went into sadness and depression when a chance remark by a colleague reminded him of the death of his son. The remedy came from a lowly member...

    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Character, Family 1128  Words | 3  Pages

  • Theme and narrative elements of a short story

     THEME AND NARRATIVE ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY Kim Johnson Eng 125: Introduction to Literature Victoria Schmidt May 26, 2014 THEME AND NARRATIVE OF A SHORT STORY William Sidney Porter (1862-1910) wrote under the pseudonym O. Henry. “The Gift of the Magi” written in 1906 has become a beloved Christmas tale. It has been adapted into musicals and operas. It is a story about a man and a woman who are so much in love that they are willing to sacrifice their most beloved possessions...

    Biblical Magi, Christmas, Fiction 772  Words | 5  Pages

  • Theme and Narrative Elements in a Short Story

    Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story Introduction to Literature Prof. Roxanne July 16, 2012 Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story One of the useful aspects of reading a short story is that it often provides a commentary on human nature or the human condition. The writer comments on some aspect of life through the theme of the short story. The theme of a story is simply its meaning; it is the main idea explored in the story by the writer. The theme in Guy de Maupassant’s...

    Class consciousness, Fiction, Guy de Maupassant 838  Words | 3  Pages

  • Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story: The Story of an Hour

    Running head: Theme and Narrative Elements 1 Theme and Narrative Elements Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story: The Story of an Hour Tanya Patterson Prof. Emily Benson September 15, 2014 Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story: The Story of an Hour The Story of an Hour written by Kate Chopin in 1894 the reader should zone in on the main character Mrs. Mallard's thoughts and not so much on the excitement of the story but the ending. The insights of different literary elements...

    Fiction, Literature, Narrative 1023  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    Short story: Definition and History. A short story like any other term does not have only one definition, it has many definitions, but all of them are similar in a general idea. According to The World Book Encyclopedia (1994, Vol. 12, L-354), “the short story is a short work of fiction that usually centers around a single incident. Because of its shorter length, the characters and situations are fewer and less complicated than those of a novel.” In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary...

    Character, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 1817  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story

    Short Storyshort story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization. At its most prototypical the short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood. In doing so, short stories make use of plot, resonance,...

    Bolesław Prus, Fiction, Literature 1222  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    ENL407 COURSE TITLE THE SHORT STORY QUESTION ‘The short story lacks criticism and lacks form’. Justify this statement using any three stories from THE JAMBULA TREE AND OTHER STORIES. The short was said to lack both criticism and form. These are some of the many false accusations that were levelled against the short story. These allegations, coupled with several others, have been responsible for the attitude of critics towards the short story. Critics considered the short story to be an inferior kind...

    Fiction, First-person narrative, Narrative 2482  Words | 7  Pages

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    Short Stories:  Characteristics •Short - Can usually be read in one sitting. •Concise:  Information offered in the story is relevant to the tale being told.  This is unlike a novel, where the story can diverge from the main plot •Usually tries to leave behind a single impression or effect.  Usually, though not always built around one character, place, idea, or act. •Because they are concise, writers depend on the reader bringing personal experiences and prior knowledge to the story. Four Major...

    Character, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 1006  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    A short story concentrates on creating a single dynamic effect and is limited in character and situation. It is a language of maximum yet economical effect. Every word must do a job, sometimes several jobs. Short stories are filled with numerous language and sound devices. These language and sound devices create a stronger image of the scenario or the characters within the text, which contribute to the overall pre-designed effect.As it is shown in the metaphor 'lipstick bleeding gently' in Cinnamon...

    Fiction, Poverty, Short stories 1309  Words | 4  Pages

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    Plot summary The narrative deals with the problems of Parvez, who has migrated to England with his son Ali. Parvez worries because Ali’s behavior has changed significantly. Early in the story, Parvez is afraid of discussing his worries with his friends because his son has always been a kind of showpiece son. Eventually, Parvez breaks his silence and tells them how his son has changed, hoping to receive some advice. After having a short conversation, they come to the conclusion that his son might...

    Fiction, Narrative, Short story 1896  Words | 5  Pages

  • narrative perspective on "a very short story" by ernst hemingway

    A Very Short Story; Analyzed through a Narrative Perspective Often times, in the heat of the moment, we are blinded by what is real and what is just an illusion. At the same time this could be as a result of one’s maturity vs. immaturity. This story by Ernst Hemingway portrays what seemed to be real love by the American solider and the European nurse however, turned out to be lust because of a lack of maturity, hegemony and quench for power. This short story will be analyzed through a narrative...

    Affair, Love, Lust 1077  Words | 3  Pages

  • Narrative Technique in Short Fiction

    In short fiction, as in creative writing generally, the point of view or narrative technique has been seen as particularly important in how readers might engage with a story. Why might an author use a particular narrative technique? Select three stories from the Reader that demonstrate a particular narrative technique, or that demonstrate several different narrative techniques, and discuss and compare the effect of this in these stories. Narrative technique and point of view play an important...

    Fiction, First person, First-person narrative 1927  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story

    5 Important Elements of a Short Story A short story is a short work of fiction. Fiction, as you know, is prose writing about imagined events and characters. Prose writing differs from poetry in that it does not depend on verses, meters or rhymes for its organization and presentation. Novels are another example of fictional prose and are much longer than short stories. Some short stories, however, can be quite long. If a a short story is a long one, say fifty to one hundred pages, we call it...

    Character, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 633  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Stories

    In the two short stories, "The Free Radio" and "Everything Rises Must Converge," the main characters of each story have to make many important decisions/choices. The choices that are made change how other characters see the main character as well as how they react to them. In the short story, "The Free Radio," by Salman Rushdie, Ram has many choices to make throughout the story. Ram who could have had anything in the world he wanted made many poor choices. Ram was the cutest...

    Anton Chekhov, Fiction, Flannery O'Connor 416  Words | 3  Pages

  • English: Short Story and Section

    Here are samples of the type of summary questions that were set in CXC English A past papers.   Section B |   Section B: Reading comprehension     This section consists of two compulsory short answer reading comprehension questions. (Again there is no choice here, you have to answer both of the questions in this section).   Each question is made up of a reading passage and 7-8 questions on the passage. You must answer all the questions on each reading passage. Here are samples of the type...

    English language, Essay, Novella 632  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Stories

    critical role throughout a variety of stories. It not only creates suspense but surprises the reader as well. This can be shown through the three short stories entitled, “The Possibility of Evil”, “Just Lather, That’s All” and “The Skating Party”. It is critical that situational irony be used for effect in Shirley Jacksons', “The Possibility of Evil”. The short story, “The Possibility of Evil” is an excellent example of situational irony. During the story, the reader expects Miss Strangeworths’...

    Fiction, Irony, KILL 699  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Is a Short Story?

    What Is a Short Story? Short Stories are very interesting to read and can have many different meanings. Usually just one plot or theme, but can carry much more significance to reader than given credit for. Short stories are one of the most distinguished types of literature there is. Since they are different, they fall into a genre that implies certain expected conventions or traits. A short story is a fictional read which can be exciting because it usually is not going to bore you to death, and...

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Fiction, Meaning of life 923  Words | 3  Pages

  • Racism: Two Short Stories

    Individual Oral Presentation Essay (IOP) Comparing First and Third Person Narratives: Racism Note: This essay intends to explain the differences in first and third person narratives, highlighting examples within the two stories “Let them call it Jazz” and “A sense of shame”, both of which deal with racism and its subcultures in a first and third person perspective, respectively. The arguments presented are limited to that of first and third person perspectives only. The differences between...

    Character, Fiction, First-person narrative 894  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Stories

    English Sac – Short Stories Analytical The stories ‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde, ‘The Gift of Magi’ by O.Henry and ‘The Four Horsemen‘ by Jenny Pausacker all explore the themes of love, sacrifice and being non judgemental or judgemental. Throughout this topic, love, sacrifice and being non judgmental or judgemental of people are qualities that not all people value. But there are still many people who value and support it. The theme love is clearly highlighted in “The Happy Prince and ‘The...

    Judgment, Korban, Love 1141  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    ENG 4U1 Short Story Discussion Questions “If Not Higher” by I.L. Peretz Pre-reading: Write a journal entry discussing one moment that you did something for/to someone that made you proud. Write another moment that you did something for/to someone that made you ashamed. 1. Briefly examine why you believe the author chose to create these characters, to have them perform these actions, to tell their tales from this particular point of view. 2. Examine your own views on the end result...

    Essay, Fiction, Narrative 1223  Words | 5  Pages

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    chillness. Rest in peace Jimmy. Short Story Grading Rubric CATEGORY Exceptional (6) Good (5) Fair (4) Poor (3) Setting Many vivid, descriptive words are used to tell when and where the story took place. Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story took place. The reader can figure out when and where the story took place, but the author didn't supply much detail. The reader has trouble figuring out when and where the story took place. Characters The...

    Fiction, Rain, Short story 1740  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    KEEP THIS SHORT So you want to tell a story but you don’t have a lot of time to tell it. Maybe you have a really “cool” idea that doesn’t need to turn into War and Peace or The Grapes of Wrath or IT. This story can be wrapped up nice and neatly in under 2000 words (Yes, I know it sound like a lot but it isn’t when you telling a story you love!). Can you hold the attention of an audience in such a short amount of time? You betcha! In fact, it is quite a challenge to tell complete short story that makes...

    A Story, Short story 2001  Words | 6  Pages

  • A List of Famous Short Stories

    Sir Francis Bacon A LIST OF FAMOUS SHORT STORIES Famous short story writers are Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekov and O Henry. Some of these authors have gained much fame and recognition in the literary world entirely through their brilliant narrative of short stories while some of them like Charles Dickens, P.G. Woodehouse and Rudyard Kipling are highly accomplished in the fields of writing short stories and novels. Short stories are actually more difficult to write as it...

    American short story writers, Anton Chekhov, Arthur Conan Doyle 831  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analyzing Novels & Short Stories

    ------------------------------------------------- Analyzing Novels & Short Stories Setting Where and When where a story takes place can be profoundly significant. Consider where the author’s story is placed and why the author made that decision. In Shakespeare’s Othello, for example, the setting is Italy, although Shakespeare was writing in England. He set his play elsewhere, in part, so he could make social commentary about England without incurring the wrath of English rulers. Remember, many stories would be irretrievably altered...

    Character, Fiction, Grammatical person 1166  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Stories

    English Short Story Test 1. The Boat The main conflict in ‘The Boat’ according to me was the decision that the son had to make he had to decide what is more important, his dreams of school, or his obligation to his family. The son chooses the same path the father did, but in a way that he can still end up happy. He dropped out of school to work on the boat with his father until the day he passes, so that he can still live the dreams he has always wanted but keep with the obligation to his Father...

    Family 1316  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Stories

    defined as a statement different from what appears to be true. It is an incongruity between what is expected to happen and what actually happens (Meyer, 286-287). In a lot of cases, irony is usually used to raise the reader's interest by making the story or poem more unpredictable. In the poem “Suburban” by John Ciardi, the author approaches the reader with humor and irony. When Mrs. Friar phones Mr. Ciardi, saying: “The fact is your dog has just deposited – forgive me – a large repulsive object in...

    Comedy, Drama, Irony 1893  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story vs Poem

    INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE Final Paper Ashford University Introduction to Literature ENG 125 Date Final Paper A short story and poem, no matter how structurally different are two literary pieces where a rich story is embedded. Readers are drawn towards these scripts by means of rhythm (poem), characterization, or a fictional setting in their respective narratives. However, the mere script would not make it entertaining enough. It would depend on the imagination of the readers as they are...

    Fiction, First person, First-person narrative 1833  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story

    him and prays that whenever the time comes, that she will be the first to go because she is weak and he is strong. Summary of “Little Red Riding Hood” This short story is the classic tale of a little girl in a red cloak going to take her ill grandmother some baked goods. This is the first known publication of Charles Perrault’s story. Little Red Riding Hood was loved by her mother and even more so by her grandmother, who made her a red hooded cloak to wear out and about. The little girl was on...

    Adam, Adam and Eve, Charles Perrault 1107  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reading Short Stories and Poems

    Whether reading a short story or a poem, there is always a story to be found within. The authors of these stories are able to capture readers through the use of characterization, rhythm, and setting throughout their narrative. It is imagination that allows the reader of these literary forms to be able to visualize what the author would like the reader to perceive. Through the use of symbolism or descriptive wording. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” or in the short stories “A Worn Path” or “I Used...

    A Worn Path, Eudora Welty, Fiction 2121  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story

    favorite reading matter. Your mother loved to listen to me read “Dora, the Child of the Murderer,” “Tarzan, the Ape-man,” “At the foot of the Cross,” and other articles in Bisaya. She did not want me to skip the short stories either. You envied me for my ability to write short stories which I sometimes sent to Bisaya. You encouraged me to write. You were the only one who appreciated my writings; the other members of your household considered them worthless because they could not understand them...

    2006 albums, 2007 singles, 2008 singles 1736  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Theme and Narrative Short Story

    The Theme and Narrative Short Story Regena Kelley Introduction to Literature Mrs. Trillium Sara Hinton July 30, 2012 The Theme and Narrative Short Story This is a paper about the theme and narrative short story on “How I Met My Husband” by Alice Munro. The things I will discuss about is describing the theme of the story, the literary elements in this story, and explain how this story element affect the narrative theme. ...

    Alice Munro, Fiction, Franchot Tone 773  Words | 2  Pages

  • English Essay-Short Stories

    “The success of any story depends on the way it is told” Storytellers use short stories to portray people, places and ideas in order to entertain and engage the audience’s interest. The success of any story depends upon the way is it told as to achieve its purpose the author intended. Composers of texts use a variety of narrative techniques to convey the themes, characters, setting and plot of the story to the responder and thus fulfill its purpose. I will be illustrating this through the analysis...

    Comedy, Fiction, Ray Bradbury 2221  Words | 6  Pages

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    Short story – jealous Tina and Susan were best friend from primary school until now. Tina is a girl with pretty face, smart brain and she had a good interpersonal relationship. Susan is a girl that hard-working but dull. Tina was her only friend and the best friend. It seems that everything of Susan is better. Comparing cannot be avoided. 'What a good weather!' Tina said. 'Then , what can we do? I suggest...' Susan answered. 'Wait, wait!You forget our biology SBA and...

    2003 singles, 2008 singles, Debut albums 587  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reunion: Short Story and Charlie

    The misleading enthusiasm “Reunion” is a story written by John Cleever. In the following I will write an essay about the short story “Reunion” and I will analyse and interpret it. I would draw parallels between “Reunion” and the essay “Living with Strangers” by Siri Hustvedt. When you are a boy there are many things you would like to prove to yourself and others, but one of the most important things in your childhood and youth are confidence and manners, and therefore it is important that...

    City, English-language films, Essay 1036  Words | 3  Pages

  • Study Guide for Short Stories

    STUDY GUIDE FOR SHORT STORY UNIT EXAM You will be given a handful of quotations from the novels above. For 5 of the quotations, you will identify the character indicated (2 points), the story (2 points), and answer a question suggested by the quotation (6 points). In answering the question you will explain how the quote connects to major themes running through the stories. It will not suffice to merely explain the plot of the story. Below are some of the topics you might be asked about. The topics...

    Answer, Denys Cowan, Dress 815  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Story

    Write a short story suggested by these words. “‘See you later, Paul,’ said one of the girls. There was a titter of laughter.” Paul stood there red-faced, his nose wrinkled in disgust, as he bit on the right side of his lip. His usual appearance when he was either angry or upset. Anger wasn’t really the word for this, Jenny thought to herself as she watched her parents take shreds of Paul. Given the situation she felt rather bad on her previous actions of the day. But then again she was only six...

    1434  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analysis of short story "Crossing"

    paper I will be analysing the short story called “Crossing”. Furthermore I will be interpreting this short story and I will be going in-depth with the text to do these things and utilise the English skills and abilities I have been taught throughout my time of studying the English language. I will do my very best to try and meet the desired criteria for this assignment and answer the assignment’s requirements the best I can and hopefully adequately. The short story “Crossing” is about a father...

    Divorce, Family, Father 1225  Words | 4  Pages

  • Conflicts in short stories

    on the Short Story (approximately 800 words [typed]) Over the past few weeks, we have read and discussed many stories. We have looked at what the authors had to say, how they said it and, in some cases, talked about the authors, themselves. You looked at two theories of short fiction: Hawthorne’s need to express a moral or theme and his reliance on exposition versus Poe’s purpose being to create a single or central effect relying on plot to do so. Some critics have said that a short story is a...

    Bolesław Prus, Edgar Allan Poe, Essay 1607  Words | 5  Pages

  • Element of a Short Story

    Setting The first important element of a short story is the Setting. The setting refers to the time and place that the event(s) in the story take place. Did you see the setting of Nose Betty? Did you see those two characters, Chanda and John, conversing in their cramped up little room? Did you see, and indeed hear, the crowd of students as they hurried by outside? How about that big tree by the cafeteria where Nose Betty had stood waiting—did you see that too? A good setting enables the reader...

    Antagonist, Character, False protagonist 1242  Words | 4  Pages

  • A&P: Short Story

    John Updike's short story, "A&P" is fictional in a sense that it has a common pattern that leads the reader through a series of events. These events began when three young ladies in bathing suits walk in A&P, and catch the eye of a young man named, Sammy. He seems to favor the chunkier girl of the three that walk in to the store. As the story continues, Sammy curiously watches the provocative young ladies as they stroll through the store looking for groceries. In this fictional story, Sammy describes...

    Blushing, Boy, Embarrassment 804  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    "...the pain of saying goodbye and moving on." Write a short story inspired by the above phrase. Bright lights. Clean walls. Clean floors. Pale uniforms. People rushing back and forth through the corridors. That nauseating smell that lingers in your nostrils for hours after you leave. Blood slipped down the left side of his face, dripping off his chin, slowly forming a tiny puddle between his legs. His hair was a mess, his clothes soaked - ragged in places where the medics had cut them to...

    Coming out 1530  Words | 4  Pages

  • Response to Hemingway short stories

    Hemingway`s short stories “Indian Camp” and “The End of Something” are very similar in terms of writing technique and meaning. Both of them are short episodes from the life of a character called Nick and both of them involve Nick (and us, the readers) being taught lessons about life. Hemingway uses a narrative technique called “in media res”, opening the story from the midpoint of events with dramatic action, grabbing the readers curiosity, provoking intrigue and making us to wish to know what...

    Bill W., Friendship, Interpersonal relationship 1190  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story

    Patience Jones November 12, 2012 Short Story Corrections Everything Matters Everything Matters “Shay! How are you?” asked Leah. Leah and Shay were cousins, but they acted like sisters. Shay and Leah lived together and were both in college. Shay had just gotten back from a vacation in Cuba. Shay hugged Leah and said, “I’m doing okay. I feel a little down lately.” Shay frowned. “Well, how was your trip?” asked Leah. Shay just shrugged and waved her off then went into the house. Later...

    2007 singles, Apartment, Mind 1771  Words | 6  Pages

  • Short Story

    walked inside together. He wondered that such is the irony of life, he did not know her till few minutes back and now, he was accompanying her to that destination which probably held the destiny of both of them. He wanted to know her side of the story although he knew it would resemble his own. In the meanwhile, they had reached the center of ‘that’ room. There was a man dressed in white coat sitting behind the table. He saw the girl and smiled. “Welcome Mehek, How are you now?” She tried to force...

    Bus, Bus stop, Bus terminus 2522  Words | 6  Pages

  • An Analysis of the Short Story 'Stolpestad'

    feels as if you have done it a million times before. The main character of the short story ‘Stolpestad’, written by William Lychack in 2008, lives a life where every day feels exactly like this. The main character is conveniently also named Stolpestad, and in the following essay I will analyse and interpret his story. Stolpestad is an American police officer working in the same city he grew up in. Already as the story starts Stolpestad is portrayed as being close to a depression. It is nearing the...

    Essay, Fiction, Narrative 1198  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sample short stories

    As part of our study of narrative writing, you will choose a short story to read and analyze. Listed below are several short stories with links to the story. Included is a brief description of the story. Today, you will explore the stories, read excerpts if you would like, and make a decision about which one you would like to read. "The Statement of Randolph Carter" by H.P. Lovecraft http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/src.aspx The testimony of Randolph Carter regarding the disappearance...

    American novelists, American short story writers, Flannery O'Connor 311  Words | 2  Pages

  • Ricco Story (Narrative Story)

    D’angelo Brooks Andrew R. Jacobs Fundamentals of Reading And Writing I 2/5/2014 Introduce Me to the Streets “Ricco Story” Introduce me to the streets is the way Roger G. Brooks gain his knowledge to this place we call life. Roger G. Brooks formally known in the streets as Ricco, Lil Ricco, or Ricco Smooth is a young man who grew up as a child with no father, and mother as a addict who couldn’t control here ways of drug usage around him. So, as the introduction continues every piece of knowledge...

    Cocaine, Crack cocaine, Drug addiction 1314  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Stories

    special care c. shelter, sun, water d. water, sun, carbon dioxide e. all of above 20. Do leaves take in carbon dioxide? a. True b. False 21. Two types of roots are                     and                     . a. brown and red b. long and short c. deep and squiggly d. taproots and fibrous 22. Why do plant leaves change color in the fall (autumn)? a. They want to look pretty for us. b. To help celebrate Thanksgiving. c. Because the green drains out of them. d. Because the plant doesn't...

    Carnivorous plant, Cell wall, Chlorophyll 759  Words | 6  Pages

  • Short Story

    eyes that she was serious. She looked as if she was slowly dying inside. “It’s crazy how twins ended up dating twins isn’t it?” said Liv enthusiastically. “Anyways….” Liv watched Dr.Grey type everything eagerly on her IPad as she started the story of that awful day. There was knock on the bathroom door. Liv shouted “HOLD ON!!!!” “Hurry up or we can’t stop for breakfast before school.” said Liz in return. Liv opened the bathroom door stumbling as she tried to put her other converse on...

    Birthday, Debut albums, Father 1109  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Story

    looked at Dave, she noticed something different about the boy. There was something about him this morning, like he was overly excited. Without too much thought about it, Jenny waited as Dave attached the plow, and led Jenny to the fields. After a few short minutes, they arrived at the fields down by the woods. From there, Jenny began her usual route for this particular part of the fields. But for some reason, Dave would stop pushing every so often, and then begin pushing again. After the sixth stop,...

    2002 albums, American films, Field 1172  Words | 3  Pages

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    world i wanted to go now why suffer anymore. They would empty the fluid from my lungs every second day but i still lay there feeling hopeless, just waiting to die. I loved my life , my family , my friends, my pastimes and i wondered how within such short a time it had all gone so wrong. I thought to myself what my life could have been like, i could have been a teacher like i had wanted the points for.i would have married and settled down....i thought and thought until i fell into a deep sleep. when...

    2002 singles, Busta Rhymes, Debut albums 1040  Words | 3  Pages

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    Fantasy Story:             Once upon a time there was a girl named Belle. She lived in a magical kingdom, but was unaware of it, until her 13th birthday. She and her friend Sunny are to discover that there were more than flowers in a garden.             “Let’s hurry!” yelled Belle “We don’t have much time!” “Ok, ok, I’m coming!” murmured Sunny groggily. It was 3 in the morning after all!             The two girls were heading to the Tulip Meadow. It all had started when they were having a sleepover...

    Fairies, Fairy, Pixie 1769  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story

    explained. She looked at me and sighed with relief. “Oh Good! I am new to town and I would not want to be considered disrespectful.” I then proceeded to invite her to come back to my house for tea, she gladly accepted. We sat there telling stories and reminiscing over childhood memories. She told me she had moved away from her family, that she needed an adventure. Our eyes connected for a brief moment. I went to kiss her on the lips, fearing whether or not she would accept. She caressed the...

    Debut albums 1315  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Story

    up. He had to go. Maybe he’d write, email, maybe even a phone call. But it never came. He never returned. The one person who’d made me feel extra special, said he’d loved me from the moment he knew of me, my father. Authors Note: I wrote this story because I read a book about this kind of idea a few years ago and thought it would go really well with the picture I chose to use. I’m lucky as this hasn’t happened to me but I know of other people that have really struggled in similar situations....

    Little Penguin 1279  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analyze Short Stories

    Short Story Analysis: ‘Cat in the Rain’ Summary It is about an American couple that spends their holidays in an Italian hotel. It is a rainy day and the American woman sees a cat in the rain, which she wants to protect from the raindrops. When she goes out of the hotel, which is kept by an old Italian who really seems to do everything to please that woman, and wants to get the cat, it is gone. After returning to the hotel room, she starts a conversation with her husband George, who is reading...

    Cat, George Costanza, Hotel 1890  Words | 6  Pages

  • Short Story and Course Belonging

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