Do you ever recall stories about cute little kids wanting to make a difference for the less fortunate? Well this short story is a take on that. A short story retelling of Charles Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol.” Written by Louisa May Alcott, writer of Little Women, she wrote moral short stories as a way to generate more income, but also developed themes that she … Continue reading A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True: Short Story Review
Freedom is being told, as a woman, that your husband is dead. You may have a fragile heart that any bad news could risk your health, but these bad news turn into good news. The power of given the chance at freedom is noticing the delicious breath of rain in the air. Or the patches of blue skies as the coursing blood relaxes every inch … Continue reading The Story of an Hour: An Hour of A Woman’s Freedom
Author: Joyce Carol OatesRelease Date: 1966Genres: General Fiction, ThrillerThemes: Loss of Innocence, Feminism, Sexuality, ViolenceWord Count: 7000 words, 9 pages Read It Here Synopsis This twisted short story follows 15 year old white girl, Connie. Connie believes she’s pretty, is confident in the way she dresses and walks, and like any other fifteen year old, in midst of an adolescent rebellion. Three pages in, after … Continue reading Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Sunday Short Story Review
It’s Black History month and as Latino and an American citizen, I believe it’s important that we embrace the work that African Americans bring to us and that includes this short story: Sweat. The short story focuses on Delia, a wash-woman for White people, and her abusive husband Skyes. Delia is a hard working woman as she works hard for her household. She says, “Sweat, … Continue reading Short Story Sunday: “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston
What is vulnerability? Google defines it as the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. I define it as the governor of Shining.
Let’s create a scenario inside your head. All you gotta do is respond to these questions inside your head.
Does your room have a wallpaper?
Do you love that wallpaper?
What would the perfect design of that wallpaper be?
If you answered yes: Lucky you! Not everybody has that luxury. Now move onto reading the rest of this table because these senarios are enough to spook the mind.
If answered no: Why don’t you love that wallpaper? Is it the patterns? Is it the colors? Have you done anything to get rid of it?
Now what if that idea of the perfect wallpaper wasn’t given to. What would you do?
What if you have to live in a room where you have the most ugliest wallpaper you’ve ever seen?
Now imagine living in 1892, as a white woman, diagnosed with temporary nervous depression, and having to be treated for a mental illness in a room with a bed nailed to the floor, a scratched floor, and this wallpaper in your