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Whats the Best short story you have read up to now?

Postby fortminor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:07 am

please mention the name of the story and its author.
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Postby feanor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:55 pm

one of my favouurites is Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

and a very very short story by M.Stanley Bubien;

the final words of a desperate man;
will you marry me?


it tells u so much with just two sentence :roll:
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Postby Admiral » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:39 pm

Loriot
Clothes (1981)

She sits in the bedroom and put her (haircoiler?) away. Image
He stands in the next room and is putting on his smoking-tie.

She: What do you think about my dress?
He: Which...
She: ...the one I'm wearing now...
He: Very cute...
She: ...or do you like the green one more...
He: The green one?
She: The halflong one with the wide neck line...
He: No...
She: What... no?
He: I don't think that's more beautiful than the one you are wearing now...
She: You said it fitted to me well...
He: Yeah it fits to you well...
She: Then why don't you think it's more beautiful?
He: I find the one you are wearing very beautiful and the other one is nice, too...
She: Ah! So this doesn't fit as good to me as the other one?
He: No it fits to you too...
She: Then I wear the long blue one with the small skirt over it again...
He: Aha...
She: ...or don't you like it?
He: No I like it...
She: I think it's your favourite one...
He: Yesyes!
She: So actually you like this more than the one which I'm wearing now with the halflong green one with the wide neck line...
He: I think you look beautiful in the clothes you wear!
She: Now compliments don't help me at all!
He: Good... then wear the long blue one and the small skirt...
She: So you don't like the things I'm wearing now?
He: No I like it, but seemingly you don't like it...
She: I don't like it? It's the most beautiful cloth which I have!!!
He: Then keep it on!
She: Some moments ago you have said that I should wear the long blue one with the small shirt over it...
He: You can wear the long blue one with the small skirt or the green one with the wide neck line or this what you are wearing now...
She: Aaha! So finally it doesn't interest you at all what I'm wearing!
He: Then take the green one, the wonderful beautiful green one with the wide neck line...
She: First I should keep this one... then I should wear the blue one... and suddenly the green one?
He: Sweet, you can just...
She: (Interrupts) ... I can talk with you about atomic waste, about oil crisis, elections and pollution, but about nothing... important!!
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Postby fadi » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:38 pm

down the river for DONN BYRNE.,.its reallu nice short story :D :) :D :)
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Postby fortminor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:43 pm

feanor wrote:one of my favouurites is Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

and a very very short story by M.Stanley Bubien;

the final words of a desperate man;
will you marry me?


it tells u so much with just two sentence :roll:


tell-tale heart is nice ,I like it ,too.
and about the second short story you said ,i donnu what to say , its too short.
How do u interpret these two sentences?
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Postby fortminor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:49 pm

Thanks Admiral for the story,But I want a challenging story for my next week class.and my teacher said its better that the story is written by a famous writer,last week we read the tell-tale heart by E.A poe ,have you ever read a short story by famous writers?
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Postby fortminor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:50 pm

fadi wrote:down the river for DONN BYRNE.,.its really nice short story :D :) :D :)

Thanks fadi,But i couldnt find it on the internet.I just found a Dutch version.can you give me the address so that i can read it ?
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Postby feanor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:13 pm

fortminor wrote:
feanor wrote:one of my favouurites is Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

and a very very short story by M.Stanley Bubien;

the final words of a desperate man;
will you marry me?


it tells u so much with just two sentence :roll:


tell-tale heart is nice ,I like it ,too.
and about the second short story you said ,i donnu what to say , its too short.
How do u interpret these two sentences?

yes, it is too short but this is also a particular type of short stories.. there are even two-words stories. the important thing is that they make you think about it.
my interpration is.. mmm.. i hope my final words would be different.. at least not so desperate :)
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Postby fortminor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:16 pm

so,what do you think your last words will be?

my last words: give me an ice-cream ! :lol:
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Postby feanor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:21 pm

give me a cigarette and leave me alone.. :)
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