Category: Short Stories

Great short stories for study, model-based writing, narration, dictation, and enjoyment.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella OR A Little Glass Slipper This rags-to-riches folk tale of unjust oppression and triumphant reward features Cinderella, a young woman living in difficult circumstances. Through the intervention of a fairy godmother, she is...

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out in the country there was an old Negro woman with her head tied red rag, coming...

A Curious Pleasure Excursion by Mark Twain

A Curious Pleasure Excursion by Mark Twain

“A Curious Pleasure Excursion” by Mark Twain was published at the time of the “Comet Scare” in the summer of 1847. A New York Times article on the subject reassures readers that there is...

Mark Twain’s Autobiography

Mark Twain’s Autobiography

Ask a humorist to write his autobiography, and you just might end up with a short story such as Mark Twain’s Burlesque Autobiography. This short story is entirely fictional, and is not intended to...