At first, when reading the short story, "The Tell Tale Heart" I was confused. But that confusion quickly went to curiousity, as the tricky beginning of the story actually intrigued me by want to know what was going on. The suspense throughout the whole story killed me, especially when the protagonist constantly checked on the old man as he slept every night. As I continued to read, I got a better understanding of the story, but was never bored by it. The author kept adding in twists and turns that contradicted what I thought was coming next. "The Tell Tale Heart" provided an entertaining story for me that really made me think and stretch my mind.
After reading the short story, "The Sniper" it is clear to me how important feeling and passion is when writing. While reading "The Sniper" I can list numerous times when the author used feeling and passion that made me intrigued while reading. I was always asking myself, "what's next? What's going to happen?" The writer did such an exceptional job on hooking me in and making me ask myself questions. My favorite part of "The sniper" were the riveting moments when the sniper was spotted on the roof after taking a puff of his cigarette and a bullet whistled by his ears. Because this was at the beginning of the story it hooked me in and made me ask for more. Even though this story is only seven pages long, if it were one hundred pages I would still be invested in reading the duration of the story because it is so action packed and suspenseful.