Where are you going, Where have you been by Joyce Carol Oates | Short Story Analysis

Connie is your typical attractive teenage girl – she likes going out with friends and flirting with boys. She’s annoyed with her family, especially her mother who’s constantly criticizing her. Her flirting is mostly innocent fun until she’s confronted by a strange older man named Arnold Friend at her home. Some may view this story... Continue Reading →

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My Favorite Female Writers | International Women’s Day

So for International Women's Day I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite female writers. I looked at how they influenced culture and such for a lot my choices but the list is primarily based on how they influenced me. A couple in the mix aren't really “influential” on a wide... Continue Reading →

Greats Short Stories #1

I feel like giving the short story more attention today. It's the best form of literature next to the novel. And since everyone talks about life-changing books, I'm going to talk about short stories that are life-changing. By life-changing, I basically just mean they're really good and had a tremendous impact on me after reading.... Continue Reading →

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