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Enjoy a new, curated short story every episode. We hand-pick 15-25 minute short stories from a pool of award-winning fiction writers. Then we turn them into to mini audiobooks that improve any commute, workout, or walk in the park. Read by professional narrators.Every day is a different story. One morning we might bring you a sci-fi thriller by the legendary Ray Bradbury, and the next morning might be a Sherlock Holmes detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Romance? Weve got it. Narrative poetry? Weve got that too. Mystery and ghost stories? You bet!|Who listens to Morning Short?| Entire families. Budding writers, poets, and and authors. Immigrants trying to learn English, or improve their listening comprehension. Startup CEOs. You name it! Enjoy our fictional stories today.

Episodes

  • New!: The Log By Guy de Maupassant

    New!: "The Log" By Guy de Maupassant

    22/03/2017 Duration: 11min

    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 the other characters are profound and complicated. Story Genres: American fiction, Modern humor, Satire, Moralism Famous stories by Guy De Maupassant: "The Necklace" "Boule de suif" (Bowl of Soup) "Useless beauty" 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 audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even detectiv

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

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

    10/02/2017 Duration: 21min

    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 charged, but bear in mind that this was more normal when this story was written, in the 1850s. Story Genres: American fiction, Dialogue, suspense, drama, humor, Satire, Moralism. Famous books by Mr. Melville "Moby Dick" "Bartleby, the Scrivener" 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 audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to

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

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

    08/02/2017 Duration: 07min

    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 style of his hero, Mark Twain. Ade was one of the first writers to become a millionare through writing. Story Genres: American fiction, Modern humor, Satire, Moralism Famous books by Mr. Ade: Ade's Fables Fables in Slang Knocking the neighbors 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 audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thri

  • [Premiere] Her Lover By Maxim Gorky

    [Premiere] "Her Lover" By Maxim Gorky

    06/02/2017 Duration: 13min

    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 it. Story Genres: Fiction, Literature, Russian, Soviet, Socialist Realism, Drama Famous books by this author: The Mother Children of the Sun My Childhood 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 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 st

  • [Replay] After The Race By James Joyce

    [Replay] "After The Race" By James Joyce

    24/08/2016 Duration: 15min

    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 detective/crime fiction. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every day or every week. They love the mystery aspect of it too, not knowing what story/genre/author will come next. Ma

  • [66] The Postmaster By Rabindranath Tagore

    [66] "The Postmaster" By Rabindranath Tagore

    22/08/2016 Duration: 15min

    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: Fiction, Contexual Modernism, India, Travel, Colonial, Adventure Famous poems by this poet:   "Paul Revere's Ride" “The Song of Hiawatha” “Evangeline”     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 audiobooks, and feature everything from romance, to sci-fi thrillers, to drama, and even detective/crime fiction. We sometimes even

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

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

    19/08/2016 Duration: 21min

    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 publicly at Monte Carlo and Nice, a few miles farther along. That is to say, one has the flooding sunshine, the balmy air and the brilliant blue sea, without the marring additions of human pow-wow and fuss and feathers and display. Mentone is quiet, simple, restful, unpretentious; the rich and the gaudy do not come there. As a rule, I mean, the rich do not come there. Now and then a rich man comes, and I presently got acquainted with one of these. Partially to disguise him I will call him Smith. One day, in the Hotel des Angla

  • 65: Transients in Arcadia by O. Henry

    65: "Transients in Arcadia" by O. Henry

    17/08/2016 Duration: 15min

    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:  "The Duplicity of Hargraves" (1902) "A Retrieved Reformation" (1903) "The Cop and the Anthem" (1904) "The Gift of the Magi" (1905) "Conscience in Art" (1907) "The Last Leaf" (1907) "The Third Ingredient" (1908) "The Ransom of Red Chief" (1910) And many others About Morning Short: Morning Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring amazing, curated short stories, handpicked for you. They’re meant to entertain you while you commute or work out, help you improve your reading and writing skills, and generally just make you happier. Enjoy our amazing fiction! If you like the short audiobook format, let us know!

  • The Judgment By Franz Kafka [Replay]

    The Judgment By Franz Kafka [Replay]

    15/08/2016 Duration: 29min

    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 Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring amazing, curated short stories, handpicked for you. They’re meant to entertain you while you commute or work out, help you improve your reading and writing skills, and generally just make you happier. Enjoy our amazing fiction! If you like the short audiobook format, let us know!

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

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

    12/08/2016 Duration: 17min

    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 amazing, curated short stories, handpicked for you. They’re meant to entertain you while you commute or work out, help you improve your reading and writing skills, and generally just make you happier. Partial Story transcript - > There had to be a king and queen, of course. The king was a terrible old man who wore six-shooters and spurs, and shouted in such a tremendous voice that the rattlers on the prairie would run into their holes under the prickly pear. Bef

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

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

    10/08/2016 Duration: 05min

    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, Sea-time, New England Famous poems by this poet:   "Paul Revere's Ride" “The Song of Hiawatha” “Evangeline” 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 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, like Sherlock Holmes, everyo

  • 51: Who Was To Blame? by Anton Chekhov

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

    09/08/2016 Duration: 10min

    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. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every morning. They love the mystery aspect of it too, not knowing what story/genre/author will come next. Many readers use our service to impr

  • 63: My Watch by Mark Twain

    63: "My Watch" by Mark Twain

    08/08/2016 Duration: 09min

    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 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, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every day or every week. They lov

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

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

    03/08/2016 Duration: 21min

    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 is Morning Short? ------- Morning Short is a podcast and daily newsletter featuring amazing, curated short stories, handpicked for you. 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, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we

  • 61: Speed by Sinclair Lewis

    61: "Speed" by Sinclair Lewis

    01/08/2016 Duration: 33min

    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 stories, handpicked for you. 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, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers

  • 60: The Adopted Son By Guy de Maupassant

    60: "The Adopted Son" By Guy de Maupassant

    24/07/2016 Duration: 14min

    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 every 10 friends who sign up, we'll give you a month of Morning Short Daily for free. Or Upgrade to daily for just $3/month. The two cottages stood beside each other at the foot of a hill near a little seashore resort. The two peasants labored hard on the unproductive soil to rear their little ones, and each family had four. Before the adjoining doors a whole troop of urchins played and tumbled about from morning till night. The two eldest were six years old, and the youngest were about fifteen months; the marriages, an

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

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

    24/07/2016 Duration: 15min

    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 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. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and trag

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

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

    21/07/2016 Duration: 12min

    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, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every morning. They love the mystery aspect of it too, not knowing what story/genre/author will come next. Many readers use our service to improve their writing skills. We don't offer writing tips,

  • 58: White Magic By Ella DArcy

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

    17/04/2016 Duration: 19min

    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. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every morning. They love the mystery aspect of it too, not knowing what story/genre/author will come next. Many readers use our service to i

  • 57: The Girl and the Graft by O. Henry

    57: "The Girl and the Graft" by O. Henry

    15/04/2016 Duration: 15min

    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. We sometimes even welcome special guests to our story, like Sherlock Holmes, everyone's favorite sleuth (or at least ours). Other popular genres are fantasy, comedy, satire, and tragedy. We even read some narrative poetry sometimes! (Some say we're a bit like Audible for short stories) -----Why listen to Morning Short audiobooks? ------- Most of our readers just want a great story, every morning. They love the mystery aspect of it too, not knowing what story/genre/author will come next. Many readers use our service to i

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