National Short Story Month in May

Eugene, Oregon
April 25, 2016 10:28am CST
I saw a note in yesterday's newspaper that May will celebrate National Short Story Month. One publisher, Vintage Books/Anchor Books, will make short stories in e-book form available each day for 99 cents. Authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Canadian writer Alice Munro and many others will be featured. If you like short stories, this would be a good way to add some to your tablet. I will show a link here. There is some other good info about the genre there as well. Image is Pixabay Public domain Do you read or write short stories?
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
25 Apr 16
When I was in junior high school, I voraciously read short stories, all science fiction. In high school, I was a big fan of Edgar Allen Poe's stories. But nowadays, I tend to reach for the thick books. Have you ever tried to write a short story?
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Apr 16
I wrote one recently and am letting it sit for a bit before I reread it. I read more thick books now too.
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@celticeagle (120469)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Apr 16
That sounds interesting. Hemingway actually lived her for awhile during his life.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Apr 16
Isn't Ketchum, Idaho where he shot himself as I recall?
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@celticeagle (120469)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic .....Yes, it is. Where he stayed is a museum now and I think there is a memorial there too. I haven't been up there in years. Beautiful area. He did a lot of hunting and fishing there. Had some famous folk who joined him. Here's a link to the conservancy:
Ernest Hemingay's last home--protecting a cultural and historic treasure.
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@JohnRoberts (64969)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Apr 16
F. Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite author and I have read every one of his short stories. He was a master at them.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Apr 16
That he was, and EH was no slouch either. Thanks!
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@Corbin5 (119302)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I love Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and Stephen King's short stories. I like a bit of scary now and then.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Apr 16
Those two are plenty scary for sure!
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@puddleglum (1415)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I like Ray Bradbury's short stories. I also like some Henrys: Henry James and O. Henry.
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@JudyEv (136799)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Apr 16
This is a good idea. I'm sure there will be many who will take advantage of the offer. I have written a few short stories but mostly they are short short stories.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Apr 16
Were you able to publish any of them?
@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
25 Apr 16
I don't have a tablet, otherwise I'd totally do this.
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@DeborahDiane (24176)
• Laguna Woods, California
26 Apr 16
How cool! I have read a lot of Hemingway short stories and they are so charming. I will have to check this out!
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Apr 16
Yes, it sounds like great idea to see what is available.
• Preston, England
28 Apr 16
great idea - I love short stories - there are a lot of free ones on Project Gutenberg
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@valmnz (12742)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
I don't know if we have National Short Story Month here, but we have just had Flash Fiction month. I've written a few short stories in my time, but it's a couple of years now since I've written fiction.
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@quantum2020 (10027)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
26 Apr 16
I like short stories. My prefered literature genre is fiction and fantasy. I also love drama and action stories. I may take a look at the site.
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27 Apr 16
I really don't read short stories much. I've always been more drawn to big, epic stories. In fact, I've passed on books, novels, because they were too short... :-) (i.e. less than 300 pages)