The best way to write good fiction is to steal ideas from the masters, right?

But how do you imitate what you can’t understand?

That’s where this blog enters the equation.

At Short Story Magic Tricks I attempt to break down and analyze what I liked about each short story I read. It’s not enough to simply say, “Oh, I liked that story. That was a good one.” I’m trying to figure out why I liked the story. (Which isn’t always an easy task considering I wasn’t even a very attentive student in college lit classes, but, hey, it’s an honest effort at least.)

To that end, each post will highlight a different short story, featuring a favorite magic trick employed by its author. Of course, the best short stories are riddled with many magic tricks, so please don’t hesitate to add your own analysis in the comments section.

That’s about it. Thanks for reading!

Please feel free to email further feedback at ben.caps.walpole@gmail.com.


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  1. My blog does something similar! It’s great to find others who are willing to take a look at the master storytellers for the purpose of investigating the “mastery” in their works. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you are finding lots to entertain you and maybe making some discoveries. If you haven’t visited for a while check it out again. Please feel free to add comments. Good luck with your distinctive, articulate blog. Regards Thom.

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