I like stories exploring human psyche because human mind is still an unexplored frontier. I look for fleshed out characters and flowing narrative that delivers a nice punch. One great example is “Early Autumn” by Langston Hughes. Here are some resources that you may find helpful.
FlashPoints _ Rebekah’s analysis of her favorite stories.
Pratibha was born in Mumbai, India and grew up in three culturally diverse states of India. She started reading when she first learned the alphabet and read all sorts of books in three languages indiscriminately. In college, she studied Physical Sciences, English Literature, Mathematics, and Computer Science in that order. Yes, she is crazy like that. For over 25 years, she engineered software in the Electronic Design Automation industry in the beautiful Santa Clara Valley, which is annoyingly dubbed as the Silicon Valley. Later, she taught writing courses at a community college. Currently, she offers her editing services and writes.
Several of her short shorts and flash stories are published under a pseudonym. Some of her poems have recently appeared in Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, The Lake, Mused – the BellaOnline Literary Review, and One Sentence Poems. Her short fiction has appeared in several online magazines. Her essays have been included in three different anthologies published by Greenwood Press.