November 2016 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – The Man From the South

The Man From the South, by Roald Dahl Originally published in Collier’s, 1948 It was getting on toward six o’clock so I thought I’d buy myself a beer and go out and sit in a deck chair by the swimming pool and have a little evening sun. I went to the bar and got the…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – The Man From the South

November 2016 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – The Door

The Door is not quite what you’d expect from the beloved author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, but it’s a great take on the proverbial “rat race”. Don’t be scared by the style of writing, which kind of hits you in the face in the first paragraph. It has a cadence and a rhythm that really…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – The Door

November 2016 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – The Lady, or the Tiger?

This is installment #3 in our Weekend Shorts series. How do you like it so far? Any suggestions for which short story I should do next? The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank Stockton Originally published in The Century, 1882 In the very olden time, there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – The Lady, or the Tiger?

November 2016 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – The Long Con

This short story is a twist on the classic tale of Rumpelstiltskin, told from the point of view of our very own villain. It is one of my husband’s favorites, and is a great piece for oral presentation. Enjoy!   The Long Con, by Megan R. Engelhardt Originally published on January 31, 2012 I knew…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – The Long Con