If you have clicked on this article, chances are you’ve lost touch with the habit of reading and want to get back to it, or are reading for a friend/family member and want them to do the same! Well, if you are facing these troubles, we have some advice that could be of good help to you – keep it short and simple. Picking up a book may be asking for too much, what you need is a short and light read to get you in the habit. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Here are some short stories that will get you hooked, and the best part – is they’re super easy to read:
1. What’s Your Favourite Drink?
Teetotallers, this one’s for you! What’s going through your head when you’re the only sober one at a party? This story perfectly embodies those thoughts, feelings, and experiences. A quirky, fun read, it offers a different perspective on something we usually see through only a prefixed lens.
2. Getting Through Grief
This story deals will the myriad of emotions you go through when dealing with the loss of a loved one. There’s pain, confusion, and what makes everything harder is the fact that you have to balance two contrasting personalities: the devastation you’re feeling inside vs the façade you have to out on. Sometimes, the grief doesn’t even hit tell everyone else has moved on. Sometimes, the grief hits you suddenly, like waves, that come and go consistently, but unpredictably. If you have lost someone you love, you should definitely read this story.
3. Shootout at the Diner
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Following an attack by a gunman at the diner, everyone struggles to come to terms with their realities, including the shooter himself. He does something he regrets immediately, and goes back to see the extent of the damage caused. But you know what they say – once you’ve moved on, you should never look back.
4. Gen Z as Grandparents
Take a look into the future. Gen Z is unique. They bring to the table things that no previous era has offered. Have you ever wondered how this generation of internet-savvy, witty, post-pandemic youngsters would be as grandparents? Read the story to get an insight!
5. A COVID Love Story
Ever wondered what the dating scene was like during the pandemic? Well, there’s a lot of texting, video calling, and Snapchatting. But when the same two people, who spend hours every day talking to each other on-call, are forced to come face-to-face with each other, they have nothing to say to each other. Sadly, this does happen. Are you curious to know more about this modern-day love story? Read it here.
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