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Works we read depend on the child’s interests, abilities, maturity level and relationship to his or her own piece of writing.

The Necklace
Guy de Maupassant

The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Cask of Amontillado
Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe

Harrison Bergeron
Kurt Vonnegut

The Ransom of Red Chief

Assembly Line
B. Traven

The Man Who Shot Snapping Turtles
Edmund Wilson

A Devoted Friend
Oscar Wilde

A Real Durwan
Jhumpa Lahiri

The Nose
Nicolai Gogol

There Will Come Soft Rains
Ray Bradbury

The £1,000,000 Bank-Note
Mark Twain

Ring Lardner

Priscilla and the Wimps
Richard Peck

The Blue Hotel
Stephen Crane

The Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie

Overdoing It
Anton Chekhov

The Devil’s Storybook
Natalie Babbitt

The Ultimate Safari
Nadine Gorimer

Escape from the Mine
Walter Edmonds

The Standard of Living
Dorothy Parker

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Ambrose Bierce

Just Lather
Hernando Gorimer

The Trusty
Ron Rash

Anton Chekhov

The Mildenhall Treasure
Roald Dahl

Make Westing
Jack London


The Objet D’Art
Anton Chekhov

To Build A Fire
Jack London

The Master of Ballantrae (excerpt)
Robert Louis Stevenson

When Schlemiel Went to Warsaw
Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Hitchhiker
Roald Dahl

Isaac Babel

War Party
Louis L’Amour

The Most Dangerous Game
Richard Connell

Silver Blaze
Sir Arthur Conana Doyle

The Lottery
Shirley Jackson

Dorothy Sayers

Quitters, Inc
Stephen King

The Problem with Cell 13
Jacques Futrelle

The Old Man Slave and the Mastiff
Patrick Chamoiseu

Strange Jest
Agatha Christie

The Jockey
Carson McCullers

Jack Tales

Aesop’s Fables

Shooting an Elephant
George Orwell

Captain Sharkey: How the Governor of St Kitts Came Home
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Catbird Seat
James Thurber

The Cop and the Anthem
O. Henry

Raymond Carver

Motive vs Opportunity
Agatha Christie

Anton Chekhov

The Piece of String
Guy de Maupassant

The Making of a New Yorker
O. Henry

A Snowy Night on West
Forty-Ninth Street

Maeve Brennan



Biting Writing | Creative writing classes taught by Darlene Freeman | Park Ave & 94th St, New York, NY 10128 (212) 348-8852
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