Fictions is an anthology of short fiction designed for college courses in which the short story and the novella are the principal subjects for ... Show synopsis Fictions is an anthology of short fiction designed for college courses in which the short story and the novella are the principal subjects for discussion and writing. This collection of one hundred stories include some of the most memorable work of the world's classic and contemporary writers. Many of the selections are masterpieces that have fascinated students of literature fdor generations. Others, while less well known, possess similar virtues and may thus achieve a comparable position within our literary tradition. The collection includes many stories of new voices. The textbook also illustrates how the various steps in the writing process -- keeping a journal, brainstorming, restricting a topic, planning your essay and developing an outline, writing the first draft, and revising the first draft -- lead to a successful paper.