Marigolds is a short story by Eugenia Collier. In the story, Lizabeth develops a relationship with an older woman named Ms. Lottie. This happens under the backdrop of rural Maryland during the Great Depression.
"Marigolds" takes place in a shantytown in rural Maryland during the Great Depression. Lizabeth, the narrator of the story, recalls that it was a "dry September" when the situation with Miss Lottie's marigolds took place...
A fable is a short story with a moral that has animals as the main characters. A parable is a short moral story without animals as characters. Fables and morals have been around for centuries, but modern moral stories, s...
The five elements of a short story are character, plot, setting, conflict and theme. Short stories are works of fiction that are shorter than novels.
As with most works of fiction, "There Will Come Soft Rains," a short story by science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, cannot be said to contain a single theme. However, among the themes present in the story are the threat o...
The theme in the story "The Last Leaf" is one of friendship, pessimism and optimism and the power of hope. "The Last Leaf" was written by William Sydney Porter and published under his alias, O. Henry.
The main theme of Graham Greene's short story, "The Destructors," is conflict between the old and young. Other themes in the book are loss of innocence, destruction and creation, the struggle between economic classes and...