Short Stories

A short story is a short work of prose fiction. It may be in any genre of fiction, and the exact definition of "short" will often depend on the genre. Short stories are often collected together with other short stories, poetry, art, and/or essays in order to form a larger book, although it is becoming more common for short stories to be released as stand-alone ebooks.

The Initiate (Divergent, #0.2)
The Son (Divergent, #0.3)
Through the Woods
Dumbledore's Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final (Harry Potter, #7.5)
Five's Betrayal (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #9)
Have a Nice Guilt Trip
Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion
Four Houses
Fanning the Flames (Jackson: Girls' Night Out, #0.5)
Outcast (Defiance 0.5)
Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country
Armageddon Outta Here (Skulduggery Pleasant, #8.5)
Soft Apocalypses
Last Stories and Other Stories


  • Allegories by Yannis Karatsioris
    Release date: May 04, 2014
    A collection of allegorical short stories. View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 29 - Oct 24, 2014
    2 copies available, 590 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • Tides of Possibility by K.J. Russell
    Tides of Possibility
    Release date: Jul 24, 2014

    These thirty stories and poems have a tidal pull that will upraise your mind in a celestial rhythm as smooth as the phases of the m…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 19 - Sep 19, 2014
    3 copies available, 57 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Fog Index by Pat Jourdan
    The Fog Index
    Release date: May 12, 2014
    5 sets! Each winner will receive 1 copy of each title:

    The Fog Index (newest short story collection)
    Rainy Pavements (short story collection 2013) View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 25 - Aug 25, 2014
    5 copies available, 140 people requesting
    Countries available: GB
  • Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4)
    Four: The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1)
    Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
    Larger Than Life (Novella)
    The Initiate (Divergent, #0.2)
    Four: The Traitor (Divergent, #0.4)
    The Son (Divergent, #0.3)
    The Prince (The Selection, #0.5)
    One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
    Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
    The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
    Tenth of December
    The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
    Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5)
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    Tenth of December
    Smoke and Mirrors
    Unaccustomed Earth
    No One Belongs Here More Than You
    A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard
    The Complete Stories
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    Elizabeth Strout
    Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
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    Paolo Bacigalupi
    Short fiction seems more targeted - hand grenades of ideas, if you will. When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them. Long fiction feels more like atmosphere: it's a lot smokier and less defined.
    Paolo Bacigalupi

    Haruki Murakami
    They were each like a mirror for the other, reflecting the changes in themselves.
    Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

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