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    Apparently, May is Short Story Month—perhaps you would like some related content?

    Emily Temple

    May 1, 2019, 2:44pm

    May is Short Story Month. It is also, according to Wikipedia, Celiac Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, National Pet Month (UK), National Smile Month (UK), South Asian Heritage Month, Bicycle Month, National Burger Month, National Gold Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Haitian Heritage Month, National Moving Month, Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month and many, many other things.

    Here at Literary Hub, we love short stories, and so we plan to we read them, think about them, write them, and write about them all month—and every month! Our undying devotion to the form not withstanding, to kick off this very special time, here are some short story-related pieces you may enjoy:

    A Close Reading of the Best Short Story Ever Written

    11 Very Short Stories You Must Read Immediately

    The Most Anthologized Short Stories of All Time

    5 Essential Linked Story Collections That Are Better Than Novels

    In Praise of the Unlinked Story Collection

    On the Art and Influence of Hemingway’s Short Stories

    31 Movies Based on Short Stories

    The Best Short Stories from the Heart of the Country

    Read 20 Famous Authors’ Very First Published Short Stories

    Why Short Stories?

    20 Great Writers on Their Favorite Story Collections

    The Avid Reader: Helen Simpson on Anton Chekhov’s ‘Oysters’

    On the Destabilizing Brilliance of Robert Coover’s ‘The Babysitter’

    25 Alice Munro Stories You Can Read Online Right Now

    Or you can always read some actual short stories—I promise that they are very good!

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