Many writers agree that ‘tis harder to write a short story compared to a novel. It’s a relatively easy task to set the mood, develop character nuances and conclude satisfyingly when one has pages and pages at their disposal. Short stories, however, face the daunting task of making an impact while catering to increasingly short attention spans. Here are five stories that succeed spectacularly and, what’s more, you can read them right now! 1. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James This is a spot of cheating on my part because The Beast in the Jungle is a novella, not a short story but being the author of this article imbues me with a power I fully intend on misusing. James is most famous for The Turn of the Screw but my personal favourite of his oeuvre is this 1903 novella. The story of John Marcher, this narrative deals poignantly with the eternal themes of love, loneliness, destiny and death. It is very highly recommended to all existential angst-ridden readers out there. Link- http://www.online-literature.com/henry_james/beast_in_jungle/1/ 2. ‘Ligeia’ by Edgar Allen Poe Almost universally recognised as the master of horror fiction, Poe has some absolutely fantastic poems and stories to his…
Meghna Pant is a very reputed and famous author of the book ‘Happy Birthday’. The author shared insights of her new book, the secret behind her success and a lot more.
Publisher: Random house India
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‘Happy Birthday’ Is a collection of short stories by the author – Meghna Pant. It is her second book after multiple award winning ‘One and a half wives’. So this book was also expected to be exceptional and the author will not disappoint you.