Ms. Gokturk

Trends in Literature: Utopias & Dystopias


Beginning the Short Story:

Requirements & Expectations


You have read some short stories that address the idea of the end. In addition, these stories have also addressed ideas like: what man values, what man fears, how mankind survives, the truth behind archaeology, and contemplating ideas found in religious texts. These are all noble ideas, which you may or may not wish to address one or more of them in your short story.


Your assignment is to write a short story that makes us think about our world in some way. You may wish to enlighten us, warn us about the path we’re on, or make us question what think we already know.