In a two-to-six-page paper, compare the stories in our book any two or three Super Bowl commercials, in order to prove that yes, fully narrated, conventionally written short stories remain a relevant art form, or, no, that the quick wit and narrative compression of a really good Super Bowl ad now replaces the long, plodding form that once was the short story. Like the waltz or the bowler hat, the short story has had a good, solid run but now is too old-fashioned to survive. Faster, more compressed artistic expressions replace the short story and are how we learn new ideas or celebrate language today.

In a two-to-six-page paper, compare the stories in our book any two or three Super Bowl commercials, in order to prove that yes, fully narrated, conventionally written short stories remain a relevant art form, or, no, that the quick wit and narrative compression of a really good Super Bowl ad now replaces the long, plodding form that once was the short story. Like the waltz or the bowler hat, the short story has had a good, solid run but now is too old-fashioned to survive. Faster, more compressed artistic expressions replace the short story and are how we learn new ideas or celebrate language today.

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