by Ken Sanes
Traditional Short Stories About Life and Death
This short story about the long sweep of history is
and deeply ironic, with a very strange central character. I think
a lot of readers will enjoy this.
In this work of existential fiction, a bottlenose dolphin raised in
captivity struggles to survive -- and
learns the truth about life
and death. People tell me they cry at the end of this one.
A Family is Born
A short story for the sentimentalist in you,
about how a
woman's life changes when she rescues a
This short story depicts a few moments in the life of a mother
and child who are in a high-rise observatory viewing area
when something happens.
Literary Fiction and Intellectual Fantasies
The Last Days of Sylvester the Cat, as
Told by Himself
Sylvester the Cat discovers the nature of reality.
Archetypes Under Attack!
An intellectual fantasy about what happens when a
attacks the archetypes or models for everything
the order of the universe falls apart.
short story a lot of fun -- and more than a
A Bosh-Like World
This is another work of literary fiction about the depiction
of a world where the imagination
comes to life.
A work of short fiction that weaves together a story and ideas
about parental love, the poetic imagination, science, and the
search for ultimate truth.
Seeing With a Cosmic Eye
This literary work combines the elements of fiction, an essay,
and a poem to tell a story about life in an impossible
Two notes: it is for the patient reader, and your perception of
world may change
For Young Adult or Teenage Readers
Gleeto's Excellent Adventure
A lively science fiction story about
taking a step in life
toward adulthood. This is young adult fiction aimed at
teenage readers. But older readers will appreciate the
story, as well.
Short Stories For Young Readers
No one will accuse me of trying to commit literature with
these three works of fiction for children. But these are
short stories about life that many
Jamie's First Words
It looked like twelve year-old Jamie was going to have a
limited life because she couldn't use language to communicate.
Then she faced a crisis.
Journey to Dendara
In the year 2147, one hundred thousand people
left the Earth
in a giant space ship to start a new life on another planet.
Rodney Saves the Family
Uh-oh! A hurricane is coming and the Davis family isn't as
prepared as it should be.
Classic Short Stories
by Famous Authors
Here is a handful of some of the best short stories
ever written, with a unique slant on life.
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
by Guy de Maupassant
The Gift Of The Magi
by O. Henry
The Lady or the
by Frank R. Stockton
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
by Mark Twain