The Russian form of the short story, or povest , helped revolutionize the genre worldwide. Written by Nikolai Gogol in 1842, ' The Overcoat ' concerns a poor clerk, whose successful efforts to buy a new winter coat eventually lead to the loss of a costly possession and his death. In its celebration of remarkably ordinary people, places, and things, as well as its contribution to literary realism, 'The Overcoat' stands out in the history of the short story. In fact, Gogol's work was so influential that his fellow Russian author, Ivan Turgenev, once claimed that, 'We have all come out from under his overcoat.'
Can you during ? Is during something you can do ? Can you the ? Is there someone theing outside the window right now? Can you summer ? Do your obnoxious neighbors keep you up until 2 . because they are summering ? Can you my ? What does a person do when she's mying ? Can you poodle ? Show me what poodling is. Can you pant ? Bingo! Sure you can! Run five miles and you'll be panting. Can you and ? Of course not! But can you drool ? You bet—although we don't need a demonstration of this ability. In the sentence above, therefore, there are two action verbs: pant and drool .
Every word in short story must be written for the theme therefore it is very important that theme is clear to you when you write story. Other elements of short stories – characters, settings, plot and conflicts – must tightly but comprehensively be tied to the theme. Be very careful not to be tempted to digress even slightly from the theme while writing short stories. You must heartedly decorate the setting and develop the characters but within narrow subject line as specified by the theme. Sometime, it may so happen that you may not be very sure of the theme while starting your story. No worry, in such case you determine the theme after completing the story and then critically chisel away extra flab that is not really needed for the theme of your short story.