Monthly Anthologies: Blooming Tales
a collection of short stories
What are the 5 characteristics of a short story?
They are true masters at combining the five key elements that go into every great short story:
character, setting, conflict, plot and theme.
The basic steps of a plot are: conflict begins, things go right, things go WRONG, final victory (or defeat), and wrap-up. The right-wrong steps can repeat.
A novel can have several conflicts, but a short story should have only one.
While we selected these stories out of a huge pile of submissions, some pieces stood out and clearly deserve a seperate mention due to their excellence:
1. Wine and Blood
2. I hope you never know
4. The Money Order
5. Eclectic Shorts
8. The Beginning of the End
9. Love in the Line of Fire
10. The Last Blink
11. An Adopted Dream
12. Zombie Train
13. Was She?
14. Platonic Love
15. paanch patthar
Some of the stories that we compiled were simply selected on the basis of the themes chosen by their respective authors.A theme is something important the story tries to tell us—something that might help us in our own lives. Not every story has a theme, but it's best if it does. While some others were selected due toi the authors' style of writing.
The strongest stories have well-developed themes, engaging plots, suitable structure, memorable characters, well-chosen settings, and attractive style. Now you might argue that good writers often break rules—but they know they're doing it!
So our biggest recommendation for aspiring writers is to read more, write often but most importantly self-edit ruthlessly.
Owing to the fact that we as a team aim to provide a platform for new a nd aspiring writers across borders, we named this volume -Blooming Tales. And now without further ado, we present blooming tales from our very talented writers.