XX Tag: Short Story

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$30,000 Short Story Award

Andrea Barrett, an award winning writer who teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, has been named the winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, which carries a $30,000 prize.

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A Brief Survey of the Short Story

David Foster Wallace was a maximalist. His masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is a 1,000-page, polyphonic epic about addiction and obsession in millennial America. His journalism and essays, about television and tennis, sea cruises and grammar, always swelled far beyond their allotted word counts …

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Deborah Eisenberg Won Short Story Prize

Deborah Eisenberg has won the PEN-Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. The annual $5,000 prize is given in honor of Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) by the PEN-Faulkner Foundation based in Washington.

Eisenberg, a MacArthur “genius” who teaches creative writing at Columbia University in New York, is the author of six collections of short fiction, starting with “Transactions in a Foreign Currency,” published in 1986.

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The God of Love

The God of Love – Greek Mythology Stories. Eros was the son of Aphrodite, goddess of love, and was always at her side to assist her in her matchmaking endeavors.

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Feast of Kubera

Feast of Kubera – Indian Mythology Stories. Kubera, god of wealth, had become arrogant. One day he decided to host an extravagant feast for the gods, such a feast as never had been hosted before.

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The Dowry

One day Mahadev saw four men coming to his abode.

“They are my brothers,” said his wife, Parvati. “They’ve come for dahej (bride price).”

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The Sun Goddess of Korea

Byun-soon, Dael-soon and Hae-soon were three sisters. One day a tiger came to their house, and on seeing him the girls ran out of the back door and climbed a tree.

When the tiger began to climb the tree, the sisters prayed to the gods to save them.

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