Short Story Themes?

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Theme is just a fancy literary word for the 'main idea of a text.' Writers don't usually just write without having a deeper message that they want to convey; every great story has a great idea behind it. When writing a short story, the options are really endless in terms of what point, or theme, you want to share with your reader.

Mark Twain, author of many a great stories, suggests that the best place to start is to 'Write what you know.' From isolation to a journey, or good vs evil to the loss of innocence, find a theme that fits what you want to convey and write away!
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