Short Fiction

Here are some of the short fiction offerings you may choose to study. (You are going to read four, and then do this for three of them. Be sure to read at least two different authors. Your least favourite of the stories you read, you will do The Loser Assignment for.):

Baba Yaga's Chicken-Footed Hut

Andrew Lang Fairy Tales:
Online archive of all of them.

The Story of Sigurd: The Andrew Lang story J.R.R. Tolkien
read as a child
which made him want to write a story with
a dragon in it (The Hobbit).

Neil Foster Macphail's modernizations:
Jason and the Argonauts (entire novel)
The Harpies
A Royal Bout
Stealing the Golden Fleece
Sea Pursuit
The Sirens
Talos the Brass Giant
Betrayal in the Night

Beowulf the Monster Slayer
Beowulf and the Monster Grendel
Beowulf Faces Grendel's Mother
Old Beowulf and the Dragon

French Canadian folktale in English
La Chasse-Galerie (a story about lumberjacks who risk their soul to the Devil in order to make their canoe fly, taking them to a dance many miles away where their sweethearts are)

Indigenous Folktales
Raven and His Grandmother
Why The Mouse is So Silky
The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

Nineteen Stories about Glooskap




Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales:
The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales I
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales II

Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales:
Online Virtual Book

Star Trek:
The City on the Edge of Forever

Jim Butcher: "Heorot"
Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories
Dungeons & Dragons Dragonlance stories
Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology stories of Thor and Loki
Neil Gaiman: "We Can Get Them For You Wholesale"
Neil Gaiman: "The Truth Is A Cave In the Black Mountains"
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-tale Heart"
H.P. Lovecraft: "The Call of Cthulu" (challenging)