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Forty-Four Short Story Ideas Here are lots of short story ideas that you can use as writing prompts. Use these story starters on their own or to get ideas for the CWN Free Online Writing Courses. You'll also find links to more creative writing prompts at the bottom of the page. Any of these ideas can be used either humorously or dramatically... or you can try both. Have fun!

from Real Simple

50 Great Books That Will Change Your Life

50 Great Books That Will Change Your Life. This is the best list like this I've ever seen. I really want to read almost all of these.

loved all four of his books...each chapter a short story. His vocabulary is truly amazing, but his sense of humor is what makes these books memorable. Read them to my husband while he was shaving and we both laughed.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Bugs - Reading Comprehension: Who? What? Where?

Summer Bugs - Reading Comprehension: Who? What? Where? Fun short stories/sentences with related who? what? where? questions. Great for the end of the year or SUMMER SCHOOL lessons and SUMMER PRACTICE! $

from LetterPile

Short Stories with a Twist Ending

Short Stories with Twist Endings--perfect for students.

from The Literary Maven

The Literary Maven

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.


Animagi by J.K.Rowling part 3/3 - from Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

from Don't be "a writer."

5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer

5 Short Stories That Will Make You a Better Writer - I selected the five short stories below for their diversity in style and subject matter, but also because each one is a well-crafted story in its own right.

from The Write Life

Where to Submit Short Stories: 25 Magazines and Online Publications

Here’s where to get your short stories published — and most of these outlets pay. A brilliant list xkx