Archive for the ‘Short Stories’ Tag

“Write what you know” – Nathan Englander on Misunderstood Advice   2 comments

Nathan Englander (born 1970) is an American author. He wrote the short story collectionFor the Relief of Unbearable Urges, published by Alfred A. Knopf, in 1999.


Show and Don’t Tell: In a Nutshell   4 comments

Prague - Czech Republic

Prague by Samuca° via Flickr

Below find a perfect example of Show and Don’t Tell in this short story by fellow WordPress blogger, A.S.J. Ellis. It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to short story writing. This story does it in spades!

I found myself one afternoon on meth amphetamine, talking to a very serious, slightly tearful, but suicidal meth addict at his spacious apartment in the centre of Prague. (Read more…)

“Smoking in Prague”

Can you give reason why this story works?

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