Short Stories

Elements of the Short Story


The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty

The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin


A Librivox Recording

Did the ending surprise you? Why was Mrs. Mallard happy when she thought her husband was dead? Think about the story and answer: What does it say? What does it mean? What does it matter?

The Joy that Kills is clearly based on The Story of an Hour.  How is it different? How is it similar?

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe


Why would you say that the narrator is mad?





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