characters in a short stories


Do you still remember the short stories that you read when you are young or in grade school? Isn’t reading them makes us happy especially when we know that it ends happily. Isn’t it makes us imagine that we are the character in the story? My teacher in creative writing asks us to guess the name of the characters in the short stories. I want to share this one because I am aficionado of short stories, I don’t know it’s just that I really like reading short stories. When I play this one in Word Dynamo I got perfect score 🙂

My reference is

Humpty Dumpty

An egg-shaped character in a Mother Goose nursery rhyme.

Sleeping beauty

A beautiful princess awakened from a charmed sleep by the kiss of the prince.


A queen wished her naughty daughter would fly away with the birds so she could get some rest. Her wish was granted.

Pied Piper

A musician who lured all the rats from a town was not paid for his services. He used the same method to lure all the children from the town.


A dwarf spins flax into gold for a young woman to meet the demands of the prince she has married, on the condition that she give him her first child or guess his name.

Hansel and Gretel

A young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic witch who lives in a house made of cake deep in the forest.

Anansi the spider

A character in Caribbean folklore, a cunning trickster generally depicted as a spider with a human head.

Paul Bunyan

A legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States.


A heroine of a fairy tale who is maltreated by a malevolent stepmother but marries a prince with the help of magic and a slipper.


Story of a girl with extraordinarily long hair who is locked away in a tower.

Little Red Riding Hood

A girl visits her grandmother in the forest only to find a wolf has eaten her grandmother.


Chinese goddess of the moon who, against her husband’s wishes, swallows an entire pill of immortality.

Little dutch boy

Upon passing a dike on his way to school, a young boy notices water trickling through a hole. He pokes his finger in the hole to prevent a disaster all night.

Jack and the beanstalk

Jack, a poor country boy, climbs the beanstalk and finds himself in the castle of an unfriendly giant. Jack soon retrieves items that were previously stolen from his family including an enchanted goose that lays golden eggs.


A boy made of wood whose nose grows longer with each lie he tells.


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