One of my favorite English-related activities is reading short stories. They are a great way to keep in touch with the language, specially if you don't have a lot of time. In addition to the story itself, an interesting thing to do is to read "about" the story, its writer, history, context and the like. On this page, Several short stories, information about their writers, and short criticisms will be introduced and discussed, aiming at providing the reader with more insight and understanding about the story.