Short Story updates

For the 100 Shots Of Short Challenge

65th Shot of Short: Akin To Love by Lucy Maud Montgomery

This is the story of David Hartley, who is in love with his neighbour, Josephine Elliott. The rather stern Josephine has declined his proposal to marry her several times. One day, she severely talks him down when he proposes to her. And then, the story actually begins.

Like most of Ms Montgomery’s stories, this is also a feel-good one, very sweet and an enjoyable read, in spite of being rather predictable. I quite liked it.

Available online here

66th Shot of Short: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F Scott Fitzgerald

I somehow missed reading this story even with all teh ype around the film on Benjamin Button. Better late than never, though! πŸ™‚

This story is about a curious child called Benjamin Button, who grows backwards in age. Born as a 70-year-old, he goes on becoming younger and younger with the passage of time. The story made for a good read, but somehow I didn’t like it all that much.

Available online here

67th Shot of Short: The Nightingale And The Rose by Oscar Wilde

This is a story about a nightingale that knows what it is to love and to be loved. It decides to help out a poor student who needs a red rose in order to have one dance with the lady he loves dearly.

It is a tragic story, one that I found similar in some ways to The Little Mermaid.

Available online here

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2 responses to “Short Story updates

  1. On the contrary I liked the short story on Benjamin Button – maybe a little more than the movie itself!!!

  2. priyaiyer

    @veens

    yes, i saw on your blog πŸ™‚
    i haven’t seen the movie as of yet, but somehow, the story of benjamin button didn’t appeal to me that much… maybe to see it on the silver screen would make me more sensitive to his woes!!!! πŸ™‚

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