South African writer Nadine Gordimer's short story about a woman whose actress mother never stops pretending, even off stage.
Analysis of Nadine Gordimer's short story 'The First Sense.'
A guide to finding short stories, whether you're looking for some free reading, trying to understand the classics, or anything in between.
Aesop's funniest fables might not be his most famous, but when you read them you're sure to recognize people you know.
Analysis of Colin Barrett's story 'Diamonds' from his collection 'Young Skins.'
Aesop's bat fables can get kids talking about what it means to fit in.
Sherman Alexie's story offers a complicated look at American identity.
Shirley Jackson tells a tale of a barbaric tradition held in an idyllic American village.
With a purse of 25,000 euros, the annual Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award is the most generous prize for the short story form.
In John Updike's story 'My Father's Tears,' even those of us who are 'going somewhere' end up back where we started.