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All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury
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All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury
All Summer in a Day
by Ray Bradbury
read in March, 2011
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This story is a about a classroom of children that live on Venus. The rain stops only every seven years and todays is the day. All the children are excited, especially little margot, who came from earth five years before. The other children are angry ...more
Chelkash and Other Stories by Maxim Gorky
Chelkash and Other Stories
by Maxim Gorky
read in June, 2011
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This follows the story of a young man(Gavrila) who is looking for work down the shipyard/docks. He's looking to earn enough money to travel back to his hometown. He comes across the town drunkard, Chelkash, and Chelkash offers him a job. Not asking a ...more
Happiness, and Other Stories by Mary Josephine Lavin
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This is the story about a mother who's creed in life is happiness. She believed that it was possibly to live a life without sorrow. That happiness can be derived without having difficulty in life. She seemed happy enough on the outside, and no one co ...more
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
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This was one of those books that I found myself waiting for it to be over. I didn't find it very "readable", and it never grabbed my attention.

The story is about a young boy who had had a history of various petty crimes. One day he and his friend ste
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Miriam by Truman Capote
" B-man,

I like how you contrasted the story with "The Tooth", by Jackson. I know what you mean by a story have "cloudiness."

These short stories are so w
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Miriam by Truman Capote
Miriam
by Truman Capote
read in May, 2011
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This story had the same kind of hazy feel the "The Tooth" by Shirley Jackson had. The entire story seems cloudy, and once again, a lot is left up for interpretation.

In "Miriam", a woman is living a lonely life after her husband died, and she intends
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End of the Game by Julio Cortázar
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End of the Game:

In "End of the Game", three sisters; Letitia, Holanda, and the narrator(unnamed) make themselves busy finding ways to shirk their duties at home. Most of the time they would head over to an area located near some train tracks and play
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The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
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The Tooth:

In "The Tooth", a woman is at a bus station about to leave her husband, and headed in to the city. She is leaving to go have her tooth extracted, because the tooth had been giving her trouble for quite some time. On her way she meets a stra
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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
read in April, 2011
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This is a classic that I've read multiple times, and it never gets old. Wells brilliantly explains the Time Traveler's methods for traveling into the future, and he seems to have been far ahead of his time.

In "The Time Machine", a man travels far ahe
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