Short Story beginningsBeginnings of the short story
Here is the first passage of a story.
The beginnings often provide the framework.
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Here is the first passage of Steve Almond's "Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched", the first story of Best American Short Storys 2010.
Shortening the notion, the more important the end becomes.