Hopeful Short Stories in the Time of Corona

I really want to thank Veronica for her comment on the need for hopeful short stories during a time of anxiety. When I read her comment, though, I was feeling no anxiety, so I decided to watch the news. After 49 seconds of news watching, I’m convinced the world is going to end by summer. […]

Great Short Stories (and lesson plans) for the End of the School Year

Although we all love National Poetry Month, we love when it ends because that means summer vacation approaches. But there’s still a month left. May is not the time for English Romantic poetry, Victorian novels, or James Joyce. May is the time for high interest short stories. May is the time for short stories easy […]

Short Story Lesson Plans: Underrated Short Stories for High School or Middle School

At the little living-room desk Mr. Boringnecke rolled two sheets of flimsy and a heavier top sheet, carbon paper containing lesson plans for short stories his classes hated. Then, from the short hallway at his back, he heard the muffled clang of wire notebooks in the classroom, and at this reminder of how bored his […]