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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.

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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 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)

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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.

Many readers use our service to improve their writing skills. We don't offer writing tips, but we feature a wide variety of legendary authors from around the world. Reading good literature is one of the best ways to improve your own writing skill.

Others listen to us to improve their English. We're not an English-language course, but our stories are helpful for grasping idioms and english writing styles.

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!
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