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  • Nike Shorts Should Be Banned In School

    Do your Nike shorts bring all the boys to the yard? No seriously, do boys show up on your front porch the instant you slip on a pair of athletic shorts? The answer to my question is probably a no, but obviously they attract too much attention to be worn by any female at school. Nike shorts should be allowed in school because it is important to be comfortable while you are learning. Almost every teenage girl has a pair of Nike running shorts. Some may think that they are inappropriate, but they are only innapropriate if made inappropriate. A normal pair of Nike shorts on me is usually half a centimeter shorter than my fingertips, meaning they are not necessarily that short. Most people will end up rolling the waistband of their shorts to…

    Words: 1107 - Pages: 5
  • The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine is a book written by Michael Lewis, which was published back in 2010. The story is based on a few smart individuals around the country saw something that nobody else did. They detected a behavior with the financing of the housing market that would eventually hit critical mass. A few of the people ran into each other by mistake, where others were former neighbors. In the end, two sets of groups worked together to make a bet on the flip side of the…

    Words: 934 - Pages: 4
  • A Short Summary Of The Short Story Swimming By Marryman

    Swimming The short story “Swimming” written by Marryman first published in 2011, in the short story we are following a women, told through a third person, she doesn’t fully understand why she have not jet swum in the river yet, so the question is, why hasn’t she swum before in the river? The themes of the short story “swimming” are growing up, to let go and just do it and loneliness. In the story, the woman’s name isn’t informed. The main character in the story is a woman, who is approximately…

    Words: 880 - Pages: 4
  • Who Is Sam Ligon Write A Short-Short Fiction?

    that Sam Ligon had with Katrina Hays, he expressed the way he felt about writing short-short fiction in a great way. While doing the interview at first, he began to talk about how it would be stupid for him to even think about trying to write a short-short because he wrote long novels. He couldn’t see how someone could possibly get their point across in 300 words which is what he was asked to do. His first initial reaction was to say that he wasn’t going to do it and that it was a stupid thing…

    Words: 349 - Pages: 2
  • Short Story Expansion

    Short Story Expansion Defining a short story can be difficult, there does not seem to be any particular formula. Without a concrete formula can a short story, therefore be limited because of its brevity? Upon reading the selections this semester from our text, it is my opinion that short stories can be expanded on. (Gwynn) Although short stories are written and drawn from a single situation or incident, there beneath the short story lies a vast volume waiting to be written. I am of the…

    Words: 772 - Pages: 4
  • The Brevity Short Story

    In the modern world of texting, tweeting, memes and broadcasting sound bites the key to gaining anyone’s attention is keeping a message to 140 characters or less. Otherwise you risk losing your audience within 3-7 seconds. In a culture where a writers needs to capture the reader’s attention that quickly could be a pretty tall task however writers of short stories are definitely at more of an advantage. Brevity was their key to a successful work of fiction and grabbing their audience’s…

    Words: 409 - Pages: 2
  • Summary Of A Short Story 'If'

    My major work If… is a short story exploring notions of familial relationships, ultimately enforcing the value of parents and the unchanging love families give. The title If… conveys the emotions of regret as well as the sense of bitterness in life. This mirrors what I want my major to achieve, making the audience reflect on their actions towards their family members and parents in particular as well as allow them to anticipate their future with their children. My audience is middle aged women…

    Words: 1178 - Pages: 5
  • A & P Short Story

    In the short story A & P, a cashier sees three girls that are wearing just swim suits buying snacks. There's the “leader” and two “followers”. The cashier thinks one of them are cute and watches where they go in the store. The three girls came to his cash register and the manager came over and warned the girls next time they come in they need clothes on. The cashier trying to impress the girl quit on the spot but the girl didn't notice. When he left to go outside to find her, they were nowhere…

    Words: 413 - Pages: 2
  • The Storm Short Story

    There is a long thought process authors go through when writing any piece of literature. They must think thoroughly about the plot and make sure that each part is meaningful and helps with the unfolding of the story. The cyclone that is occurring in this short story grows at the same pace as the plot is developing. “The Storm” follows the basic five-part structure: the introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and lastly, the conclusion. Each part of the short story is equally…

    Words: 991 - Pages: 4
  • The Interlopers Short Story

    Today I came across a fascinating story filled suspense, darkness, mystery, and an ironic ending. It was given the title “The Interlopers” and the first time I read it, it took a few minutes to pass through my brain. I found that it was different from any short story I have read so far thus I managed to enjoy it a lot. Here are my thoughts and ideas about this short story, written by Saki. Like the title, The Interlopers, the short story itself includes of several different interlopers.…

    Words: 1638 - Pages: 7
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