I need a short story for my literature  class, can you suggest some? 

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This sounds like a great project. If you need to read a short story and presumably report on it or write a paper on it, then let me suggest some great ones. 

A story that has a lot of suspense is the "Monkey's Paw." W.W. Jacobs is the author and...

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This sounds like a great project. If you need to read a short story and presumably report on it or write a paper on it, then let me suggest some great ones. 

A story that has a lot of suspense is the "Monkey's Paw." W.W. Jacobs is the author and it revolves around a mysterious monkey's paw that is supposed to give wishes to the one who owns it. In this case, the White family has it and they jokingly make one wish. They wish for the mortgage of their house to be paid off. They do get the money, but they get the money at the expense of the death of their son. As the story develops, there is more mystery. I won't give the ending away. 

Some other favorites are: "The Gift of the Magi," and "the Lottery."

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