Survival

An expanding page of links for the writer who wants to survive.

Story Elements

A list of short stories that display particular elements in some kind of exemplary way…with an emphasis on structure.

Frame Story

Flashback

Stone Mattress,” Margaret Atwood.  In The New Yorker.  (Also a satisfying revenge tale.)

unreliable narrator

Twist ending

opposing points of view

“The Island,” Shirley Jackson.  In Come Along With Me.

narration by secondary character

“Cell One,” Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie.  In The Thing Around Your Neck.

Meta-stories: stories about stories about stories

“Jumping Monkey Hill,” Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie.  In The Thing Around Your Neck.

 

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