Category Archives: Humorous

Dialogue in Jess Walter’s “Anything Helps”

Best American Short Stories 2012 – “Anything Helps” by Jess Walter Dialogue in Jess Walter’s “Anything Helps” serves to develop characters, convey important plot elements, and create tension. But I hope it isn’t too much of a stretch to use … Continue reading

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Steve Almond’s “Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched”

by Steve Almond, The Best American Short Stories, 2010, p. 1 Dr. Raymond Oss has the difficult situation of being a psychoanalyst with a gambling problem. The severity of his problem is minor, though–he keeps it to the $3/6 table … Continue reading

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