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Morning Short brings you one amazing short story every morning, chosen with care by our curators then recorded by our soothing professional narrators. Your Daily Dose Of Fiction.

Morning Short brings you one amazing short story every morning, chosen with care by our curators then recorded by our soothing professional narrators. Your Daily Dose Of Fiction.
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Morning Short brings you one amazing short story every morning, chosen with care by our curators then recorded by our soothing professional narrators. Your Daily Dose Of Fiction.

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New!: "The Log" By Guy de Maupassant

3/22/2017
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Today’s episode is: A fantastic short story about love and lust by Guy de Maupassant, the french master of short fiction. This is an odd, enjoyable little story, worthy of a few minutes of your day. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: This is typical Maupassant. It deals with an out-of-the-ordinary event in the very ordinary lives of his characters, narrated in the first-person. The narrator is plain-spoken and simple but...

Duration:00:11:55

[Friday Fave]: "The Happy Failure" By Herman Melville

2/10/2017
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Today’s episode is: a Friday replay of a wonderful story on success and morality by Herman Melville. This first aired early last year. Melville is best-known for his sea tale "Moby Dick", so it's apt that this short story takes place on a smaller body of water. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: Melville's character-building dialogue is expert here, as is his suspense-building. Some of the language is a bit racially...

Duration:00:21:15

[70] "The Experimental Couple (and the three offshoots)" by George Ade

2/8/2017
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Today’s episode is: A story by George Ade, a classic American humorist. Ade was a born-and-bred Midwesterner, working from a home in Chicago, Illinois, and his humor (including in this story) often draws from his life, and his hometown. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: This story is a cheeky take on the storytelling "rule of threes", adapted to the common man. It also shows how clearly Ade was influenced by the satirical...

Duration:00:08:34

[Premiere] "Her Lover" By Maxim Gorky

2/6/2017
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Morning Short is back, with a third season of amazing curated short stories! Today’s episode is: A story written by the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, who created the socialist-realism literatary style. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context: This particular story is gritty, but sweet. The characters (Theresa, the student) are imperfect and complex, but good at heart. There's a real humanity to them, which is why we selected...

Duration:00:15:15

[Replay] "After The Race" By James Joyce

8/24/2016
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Today’s episode is: A flashy short story by James Joyce from his collection “Dubliners”. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, Modernist, Avant-Garde, Famous books by this author: Ulysses Dubliners And many others. -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast/newsletter that shares one short story every morning. Our stories are like little audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even...

Duration:00:15:56

[66] "The Postmaster" By Rabindranath Tagore

8/22/2016
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Today’s episode is: A story by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. This is the first Indian story we've featured, and it's a great one. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More Context:This is a familiar story, of the touching kind, but it also exposes us to another time, and another place, and another culture. A really nice piece of fiction. Tagore was the first non-western writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Story Genres:...

Duration:00:15:32

[Friday Fave] "Is He Living or Is He Dead?" By Mark Twain

8/19/2016
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Today's Story Is: A brilliant tale by Satirist Mark Twain about a few starving painters, and how they pulled off the trick of the century. Get your daily dose of fiction via email. Sign Up At http://Share.MorningShort.com. Morning Short is a daily podcast and newsletter featuring one amazing short story, every morning. Story transcript - I was spending the month of March 1892 at Mentone, in the Riviera. At this retired spot one has all the advantages, privately, which are to be had...

Duration:00:22:20

65: "Transients in Arcadia" by O. Henry

8/17/2016
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Today’s episode is: A classic double-twist tale by O Henry, the king of the short story. This story is very similar to one of Henry's most famous stories, "The Gift of the Magi". It's uplifting, and an absolute pleasure to listen to. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, American, Travel Famous Stories by this author: About Morning Short: Morning Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring amazing, curated short stories, handpicked for you. They’re...

Duration:00:15:45

The Judgment By Franz Kafka [Replay]

8/14/2016
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Today’s episode is: A replay of Franz Kafka's off-the-wall crazy story of a groom-to-be, his imposing father, and his "friend in Russia". An amazing, perplexing story by German author franz Kafka. This story still confounds critics to this day. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, Parallelism, Absurdist, Modernism, Magic Realism, and Low Fantasy. Famous books by this author: “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka And many others. About Morning Short: Morning...

Duration:00:29:49

[Friday Fave] "The Princess & the Puma" By O. Henry

8/12/2016
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This is a Friday Favorite. Each Friday we share one of our favorite stories from our archives. This Friday Favorite Is: A romantic western/cowboy tale by O. Henry. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Romance, cowboy, western. Famous short stories by this author: “The Gift of the Magi” “A Blackjack Bargainer” “A Newspaper Story” “A retrieved Reformation” “The Last Leaf” And many others. About Morning Short: Morning Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring...

Duration:00:18:17

64: "The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

8/10/2016
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Today’s story is: A lyrical narrative poem by the famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More context: Odds are that this poem was inspired by his time living along the Atlantic ocean in coastal New England. Ship tales were a common theme for New England writers. This is an incredible example of one though. Story Genres: Fiction, Poetry, maritime, Narrative poetry, Lyrical poetry, Epic,...

Duration:00:06:33

63: "The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

8/10/2016
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Today’s story is: A lyrical narrative poem by the famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com - Discuss: http://reddit.com/r/morningshort More context: Odds are that this poem was inspired by his time living along the Atlantic ocean in coastal New England. Ship tales were a common theme for New England writers. This is an incredible example of one though. Story Genres: Fiction, Poetry, maritime, Narrative poetry, Lyrical poetry, Epic,...

Duration:00:05:34

51: "Who Was To Blame?" by Anton Chekhov

8/8/2016
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast/newsletter that shares one short story every morning. Our stories are like little audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even detective/crime...

Duration:00:11:11

63: "My Watch" by Mark Twain

8/8/2016
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Today’s episode is: A humorous little vignette about a broken (or not) watch by American Satirist Mark Twain. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, Humor, Vignette, Satire, Famous books by this author: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” And many others. -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring amazing, curated short stories, handpicked for you. Our stories are like little...

Duration:00:09:38

62: “The Science of Deduction” By Arthur Conan Doyle

8/3/2016
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Today’s episode is: An unusual Sherlock Holmes story. This is a conversation between Holmes and Watson on deduction, the Holmesian method, and the bizarre antics of the world's most famous fictional detective. Interesting background to some Holmes stories we'll be sharing soon. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Fiction, Detective, Mystery, Crime. Famous books by this author: "A Study in Scarlet" "Lost World" "The Hounds of the Baskervilles" And many others. -----What...

Duration:00:22:04

61: "Speed" by Sinclair Lewis

8/1/2016
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Today’s episode is: An outstanding, fast-paced romance story by Sinclair Lewis, the first American winner of the Nobel Prize in writing. Beautiful cadence, and a great story. Learn more: http://listen.morningshort.com Story Genres: Romance, Racing, Fiction, Adventure, Love Story. Famous books by this author: "Babbit" "Main Street" "It can't happen here" And many others. -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring amazing, curated short...

Duration:00:34:07

60: "The Adopted Son" By Guy de Maupassant

7/24/2016
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This short story explores a moral and ethical dilemma, financial hardship, and what it means to do one's best for your child. Learn more at http://listen.morningshort.com It's heartbreaking in some respects, but all-in-all it's just plain thought-provoking. Notes: An odd little story about two families, one of which sells one of its children. The emotions of the piece are what strike me as most unusual. Today's story is a 9 minute read. Invite your friends using Share.morningshort.com: For...

Duration:00:14:52

59: "In the Pride of His Youth" By Rudyard Kipling

7/24/2016
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A great short story on life and growing up by Rudyard Kipling-- Learn more at http://www.morningshort.com Synopsis: This podcast explores the complications of marrying young, and the various states of maturity a boy can coexist in at once. He can be seen as a boy at work, a man at home, and a small child in his own mind. Fascinating tale. - Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short...

Duration:00:15:41

[Re-run]"The Bird Market" By Anton Chekhov

7/21/2016
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RERUN: Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story by Anton Chekhov. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (InviteMorningShort.com). -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast/newsletter that shares one short story every morning. Our stories are like little audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even detective/crime fiction. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story,...

Duration:00:12:56

58: "White Magic" By Ella D'Arcy"

4/17/2016
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Love our shorts? Share them (and earn swag) at Share.morningshort.com. Enjoy This Morning's Amazing short story. Morning Short produces one short audiobook every morning. Get your daily story via email: (http://Invite.MorningShort.com). -----What is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast/newsletter that shares one short story every morning. Our stories are like little audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even detective/crime fiction....

Duration:00:20:07