Here are Six Amazing Short Stories to help you improve your writing, reading and thinking skills. To write well, you have to be a good reader. Read that again. It’s something that’s so often overlooked by many of my creative writing students – it’s hard to juggle the balance of reading and writing for sure. If you read a lot, you probably don’t have time for writing. If you write a lot, you probably feel guilty reading because it’s taking time away from your work. For students with exams, there’s always a lot of homework or revision to do, so it seems counter-intuitive to take a break from your day and just read a random story, seemingly for fun…
While stories are definitely fun, they are also so much more than that. It’s a very modern Western belief that stories are just there for entertainment. In the olden days, and even nowadays in other cultures, Literature is upheld as a vital tool for learning and self-improvement. Through stories, we learn to deal with scenarios that help us in reality, and over time we develop a deeper sense of our own morality, psychology and our place in the wider world. A well-read person is a well-rounded person!
So, without further ado, here are six phenomenal short stories for readers of all levels. Whether you’re trying to be a better writer, a better person, or just receive a higher exam grade, these will all definitely help you out.
The Rain Horse: