This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Short Story Essay

1354 words - 5 pages

Short Story " 'With this knot I seal this hex

you will not sleep, you will not rest

Knots of anger, knots of hate

Discord brings you to your fate

I tie this second knot makes two

Bringing darkness over you

Slander, discord, evil too

Bringing darkness straight to you

With this third knot, I do bind

Weaving chaos in your mind

Hex of anger, hex of hate

Bring him down, I will not wait'

So mote it be! "

Over the summer John McFadden has noticed a change in his wife. She
has become more protective, thoughtful and secretive.

With a blast that shook the houses, light splattered the night sky
with shards of colour. Children stuffed-full of sweets from trick or
treating ambled around, sparklers flitting in their gloved hands.
Crack snap and wizz! Sizzling spirals shot out of no-where soaring
high then plummeting to the ground leaving a corkscrew of smoke.
Setting off each prize-winning cracker was a tall broadly built figure
who looked every bit like the perfect family man. Each year Mr
McFadden put on the bewildering display of fireworks that made the
local church event look like a puff of smoke. The kids always loved
the show and cheered at the grand finale but his biggest fan was his
own son. He delighted in watching the spectacular display each year
but this time he felt let half let down. His mother, Ella had promised
to be there, gazing in awe with him at the heavens but she wasnt. Not
to be put off he pushed his way to the front, waving avidly at his
father while jumping up and down.

Ella stared, cold and motionless from her position under the bed. The
blow to her head had done her a lot of physical damage but her soul
swayed inside long after her body had died. Never had she expected him
do commit such a deed, especially on their anniversary. In truth he
had not planned it and therefore given her no foresight into; a clever
plan which he did not anticipate would turn sour.

Autumn had blended into winter, the harsh chill of the morning smote
Holly's heart and she shivered, pulling her overall about her. Mr
McFadden's body lay stiff, caked in grime and dirt with blood
congealed around the head. The pathologist was at her wits end at two
o' clock in the morning after Detective Inspector Browning had
directed her to the morgue as part of an "ongoing investigation".
There was no obvious cause of death: no haemmorage, brain trauma or
asphyxiation and no signs of physical damage. 'This is one tough case'
she thought, putting down the scalpel. No difference in the eyes, the
brain looked normal and the organs were of the usual weight and
content so nothing was amiss there. A wisp of hair fell accross her
face and as she pushed it back...

Find Another Essay On Short Story

Short story Essay

995 words - 4 pages hidden kingdoms, almost a century ago now.” The company was truly in shock to see the Elf for their existence had passed from story to legend many years ago, some had even said that the Elves had journeyed on to new lands far from here. Indeed the company had stumbled on a rare sight, an Elf wondering in the land of men, and it would have been a great discovery had he not brought a great peril with him.“What shall we do with him?”

Terrified(Short Story) Essay

684 words - 3 pages TerrifiedThis short story is called Terrified, it is written by C.B. Gilford. This title name gives readers a large attention, and this title name is very suitable for this short story, because if you were one of the characters in the story you would be a lot more than terrified. This story has four characters, Paul Santin, Vince, Arlene, which are both teenagers, about 16-18 years old, and the policeman. The main character is Paul Santin, he is

Short story essay

606 words - 2 pages The assumption is often made that short stories are weak and lack expression, simply because of their physical size limitations. However, if one were to sit down and read just a few of New Zealand's finest short stories, attitudes would almost certainly change for the better. Maurice Gee for instance, A fine novelist and artistic hero for some, holds many admirable short stories to his name. Gee's famous story 'A Glorious Morning, Comrade

Thomas's short story "test"

678 words - 3 pages "Test" Essay"Test" written by Theodore Thomas, is a short story about humanities need for power. The power being that to control others ideas, opinions and self identity, through trepidation of divergence and government control.The short story "Test" is derived from the fear of diversification and self identity. From the moment Robert Proctor wakes up from his hypnosis, the reader sees that the foundation of the world he is living in is based on

Short story summaries

621 words - 2 pages choice of words. Bambara's technique for giving informatiove and interesting information falls short in her four-page story.Hemingway's choppy Hills LIke White Elephants leaves much to be desired. It takes the reader teh entire length of the story to half-way figure out what the subject is. Hemingway's evasiveness regarding the subject confuses the reader and adds instability to the writing. Although he sets the scene quite descriptively and allows

short story essay

846 words - 4 pages who overcomes his fear, at the expense of his life. The second short story “The Landlady” is about a young man who falls into the clutches of an evil woman, who is later on in the story responsible for his death. In one of the stories the author uses fear to teach us that if you don’t face your fears, they can consume you. Whilst in the other story, the author used fear to ignite warning signals in the readers mind. One way the story “The

Short-story paper

2090 words - 8 pages SHORT STORY PAPER "Compare/contrast Faulkner's 'Dry September' with 'A rose for Emily' in terms of writing style and character presentation." What is going to be analyzed in this paper are the two short stories by W. Faulkner 'A Rose for Emily' and 'Dry September'. Basically, what is to be performed is a comparison/contrast analysis in terms of the writing style and character presentation. More specifically, I will provide first the information

Short Story Essay

954 words - 4 pages The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman focuses on a young woman’s psychological downfall and her fascination with the wallpaper within the house she and her husband are living in. The woman begins to believe that the wallpaper is coming alive, which leads her to become confused with reality and fantasy. Gilman selects the crazed woman as the narrator of the story. Furthermore, Gilman uses first person point

Response to short story

782 words - 4 pages Unlike many of the short stories we read, “A&P” by John Uplike displays the familiar effects of anti-Feminism and unnecessary conformity in both female and male characters. The story is placed in the 1960’s in a grocery store on a sunny afternoon. Three young, beautiful ladies walk in wearing their bathing suits and begin stir up controversy in the quite store. Even though none of the three girls have done anything wrong still everyone working

essay on short story

2227 words - 9 pages The degeneration of moral values in the Nigerian society in the last decades led to a multitude of scourges; one of which is drug smuggling. Drug mules’ numbers increased to reach an alarming level. In her short story “Last Trip” the Nigerian writer Sefi Atta tries to shed light and give some explanation to this phenomenon through the journey of a drug smuggler who is a single mother with her mentally disabled son from Lagos to London in what

The Short Story, Paper

792 words - 3 pages Have you ever dreamt of your dream house? Have you ever wanted to invest in the stock market? Have you ever dreamt of winning a large sum of money in a short time? If so, I strongly advise you to read the short story ‘Paper’. In the story, Tay Soon and his wife dreamt of owning a big house so they tried their best to collect their money to buy it. As the stock market was growing interest at that time, they decided to invest some money in the

Similar Essays

Short Story Essay

1587 words - 6 pages Short Story The river was roaring past the children and their teacher, as the group of kids tried in vain to understand the teacher's inaudible mutterings. Not one of them could understand or comprehend what the teacher was saying, and being the lively, uncontrollable brats that they were, they didn't care anyway. When the

Short Story Essay

1168 words - 5 pages Short Story Once in a small cottage deep in a thickly overgrown forest there was a young boy who lived with his mother, his father and his elder sisters, two of the most beautiful girls in the whole of Ireland. This forest was different to the many others that form a blanket over this enchanted land. The young boy often quarrelled with

Short Story Essay

1987 words - 8 pages Short Story Meet John, he is a 13-year-old student at St. Mark's School in North London. He is an only child who lives with his mother and father in a small house near to the school. Carl is a clever student and is seen with a great deal of potential. He is also a popular boy and liked by teachers and many other students. Carl is

Short Story Essay

1549 words - 6 pages Short Story A tall, thin looking girl emerged at the top of the stairway. She had a face as pale as milk with a scruffy mop of long curly ginger hair flowing down around it. She had a look of deep sadness on her face but still seemed to have a warm essence about her. Samantha ambled slowly down the dusty stairway humming to herself along the way. She was one of those people who was always stringing words together