on Anne R Allen:
When we think of short stories, we think of names like Poe, Chekhov, and Hemingway. But can you name your favorite C. S. Lewis short story? Probably not. Lewis is famed and beloved for The Chronicles of Narnia, but few readers are aware of his short stories.
In fact, Lewis only published two short stories during his lifetime. But those two stories prove he was a master of the form. Read them — and you’ll wish he had written more. Study them — and you’ll learn key insights for your own short fiction.