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The sci-fi psychological thriller “ Arrival ” has been lighting up the internet since the trailer’s,  ahem , arrival this week. The November 2016 movie of alien contact (not, as some originally may have thought, a comedy of manners surrounding a visit from distant out-of-town relatives) has already been stirring up buzz not just around the performances of its A-list stars and its eerie, geopolitically touchy posters, but around the text “Arrival” was originally based on. 

Believe it or not, this entire feature film was drawn from a short story, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang , which won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2000. (That’s a pretty prestigious science fiction award.) Now, movie critics and sci-fi film fans alike are hastening to their computers  to order copies of Chiang’s short story collections, uncovering a whole new fantastic reservoir of writing that they might never have previously thought to seek out.

What better argument, in today’s film-rich environment, for the value of the humble short story? One day, that unassuming little flight of fantasy you leafed through in 20 minutes could be on the big screen. Need more proof? Here are 16 gripping, mind-bending, whimsical, poetic short stories that ended up as major motion pictures ― some of them may surprise you:

On this page you can find a short story set in the world of sports. There won’t be play-by-play action in all of them. Sometimes the characters just talk about a sport.

Squawks Magrew manages the league-leading pro baseball team. The team goes on a losing streak. Magrew brings in a midget to shake things up.

Tommy and Joey White were boxers. Tommy was a champion with the heart of a lion; Joey was technically excellent but had no heart – as soon as he got hit, he was done. When Tommy is killed in action in WWII, it falls to Joey to take care of the family. Tommy’s old trainer works with Joey, but he isn’t confident that Joey has what it takes.

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The sci-fi psychological thriller “ Arrival ” has been lighting up the internet since the trailer’s,  ahem , arrival this week. The November 2016 movie of alien contact (not, as some originally may have thought, a comedy of manners surrounding a visit from distant out-of-town relatives) has already been stirring up buzz not just around the performances of its A-list stars and its eerie, geopolitically touchy posters, but around the text “Arrival” was originally based on. 

Believe it or not, this entire feature film was drawn from a short story, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang , which won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2000. (That’s a pretty prestigious science fiction award.) Now, movie critics and sci-fi film fans alike are hastening to their computers  to order copies of Chiang’s short story collections, uncovering a whole new fantastic reservoir of writing that they might never have previously thought to seek out.

What better argument, in today’s film-rich environment, for the value of the humble short story? One day, that unassuming little flight of fantasy you leafed through in 20 minutes could be on the big screen. Need more proof? Here are 16 gripping, mind-bending, whimsical, poetic short stories that ended up as major motion pictures ― some of them may surprise you:

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The sci-fi psychological thriller “ Arrival ” has been lighting up the internet since the trailer’s,  ahem , arrival this week. The November 2016 movie of alien contact (not, as some originally may have thought, a comedy of manners surrounding a visit from distant out-of-town relatives) has already been stirring up buzz not just around the performances of its A-list stars and its eerie, geopolitically touchy posters, but around the text “Arrival” was originally based on. 

Believe it or not, this entire feature film was drawn from a short story, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang , which won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2000. (That’s a pretty prestigious science fiction award.) Now, movie critics and sci-fi film fans alike are hastening to their computers  to order copies of Chiang’s short story collections, uncovering a whole new fantastic reservoir of writing that they might never have previously thought to seek out.

What better argument, in today’s film-rich environment, for the value of the humble short story? One day, that unassuming little flight of fantasy you leafed through in 20 minutes could be on the big screen. Need more proof? Here are 16 gripping, mind-bending, whimsical, poetic short stories that ended up as major motion pictures ― some of them may surprise you:

On this page you can find a short story set in the world of sports. There won’t be play-by-play action in all of them. Sometimes the characters just talk about a sport.

Squawks Magrew manages the league-leading pro baseball team. The team goes on a losing streak. Magrew brings in a midget to shake things up.

Tommy and Joey White were boxers. Tommy was a champion with the heart of a lion; Joey was technically excellent but had no heart – as soon as he got hit, he was done. When Tommy is killed in action in WWII, it falls to Joey to take care of the family. Tommy’s old trainer works with Joey, but he isn’t confident that Joey has what it takes.

Do you like listening to and reading stories? Reading stories is a great way to improve your vocabulary and we have lots of great stories for you to watch. Watch stories, print activities and post comments!

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The sci-fi psychological thriller “ Arrival ” has been lighting up the internet since the trailer’s,  ahem , arrival this week. The November 2016 movie of alien contact (not, as some originally may have thought, a comedy of manners surrounding a visit from distant out-of-town relatives) has already been stirring up buzz not just around the performances of its A-list stars and its eerie, geopolitically touchy posters, but around the text “Arrival” was originally based on. 

Believe it or not, this entire feature film was drawn from a short story, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang , which won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2000. (That’s a pretty prestigious science fiction award.) Now, movie critics and sci-fi film fans alike are hastening to their computers  to order copies of Chiang’s short story collections, uncovering a whole new fantastic reservoir of writing that they might never have previously thought to seek out.

What better argument, in today’s film-rich environment, for the value of the humble short story? One day, that unassuming little flight of fantasy you leafed through in 20 minutes could be on the big screen. Need more proof? Here are 16 gripping, mind-bending, whimsical, poetic short stories that ended up as major motion pictures ― some of them may surprise you:

On this page you can find a short story set in the world of sports. There won’t be play-by-play action in all of them. Sometimes the characters just talk about a sport.

Squawks Magrew manages the league-leading pro baseball team. The team goes on a losing streak. Magrew brings in a midget to shake things up.

Tommy and Joey White were boxers. Tommy was a champion with the heart of a lion; Joey was technically excellent but had no heart – as soon as he got hit, he was done. When Tommy is killed in action in WWII, it falls to Joey to take care of the family. Tommy’s old trainer works with Joey, but he isn’t confident that Joey has what it takes.

Do you like listening to and reading stories? Reading stories is a great way to improve your vocabulary and we have lots of great stories for you to watch. Watch stories, print activities and post comments!

© British Council
The United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland).

At Bedtime Stories , we have a great collection of short stories to educate children about values, with all sorts of characters and situations.
We offer them as a great educational resource for parents and teachers.

Lady Hippopotamus, Mrs. Crocodile and tiny Mother Mosquito were talking animatedly of how good their children were with all the inhabitants of the swamp. The spoke so well of them that several passers- by wanted to see their children's good deeds . So, the next day, Hippopotamini, Croco-Dale and Mosquite- Joe set about showing everyone how good they could be .

Mosquite- Joe thought he wouldn't be able to match his much bigger friends . But rather than give up, he spent the day talking to one and all, visiting friends here and there, and he turned up that night with an army of animals made up of monkeys, ants, lions, elephants, snakes, buffalo, scorpions, giraffes ... and their aim was to spend a whole day improving life around the lake . And so hard did they work, and in such a good spirit, that one day was enough to completely renew the place and solve most of the problems there. All the inhabitants of the marsh were really happy .

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