hi! I am currently working on a creative writing assignment. I find it difficult to write a lengthy story with a complex plot so short stories appeal! I am wanting to write three short "voice" based stories each on a different character and link these in some way. My tutor advised me to read 'The Dubliners' to see how a short story cycle functions. I am curious to know how stories are linked...is it by a general theme present in all tales or subtle references to the other stories and characters?