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.

Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
The Pier Falls: And Other Stories
Some Possible Solutions
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror
Hunt for the Garde (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #15)
Sins of the Past
The Jewel and Her Lapidary
Seeds of Deception (Kate Burkholder, #7.5)
She: Fiction
Learning Curves
The High Places: Stories
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu
Heart Attack Watch
Bride by Mistake (Montana Born Brides, #3)
Zoo 2 (Zoo, #2)
The Tumor
Room for Just a Little Bit More (Cranberry Inn, #2.5)
Virgins (Outlander, #0.5)
The Cowboy Inherits a Bride (The Cowboys of Chance Creek, #0.5)
The Highwayman (Walt Longmire, #11.5)
Queen Song (Red Queen, #0.1)
Easy For Keeps (Boudreaux, #3.5)
The Queen (The Selection, #0.4)
Beacon 23: The Complete Novel (Beacon 23 #1-5)
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Partners: A Rogue Lawyer Short Story
Through the Woods
The Bird Day Battalion by Genevieve DeweyThe Meat Market by James ChalkInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaGalactic Energies by Luca  RossiDestroyer of Worlds by Dennis Sharpe
Good short fiction
567 books — 460 voters
Free Four by Veronica RothDestroy Me by Tahereh MafiGlitches by Marissa MeyerHana by Lauren OliverSummer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa
YA Short Stories and Novellas
613 books — 1,139 voters

The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaShantaram by Gregory David RobertsSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
473 books — 650 voters
Mischief Under the Mistletoe by Kristin MillerMistletoe Magic by Melissa McCloneAll Is Calm / All Is Bright by Colleen CobleTwelve Nights by Sharon StruthHome For Christmas by Melissa McClone
Christmas and Winter Novellas
324 books — 556 voters

It Lives in The Basement by Sahara FoleyAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Meat Market by James ChalkSecrets by Linda  WatkinsFergyville Episode 1 by Katina Ferguson
Best Knock-out Novelettes - Novellas
184 books — 277 voters
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerLamb by Christopher MooreA Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Best Humor Writing
549 books — 636 voters

Interpreter of Maladies
Nine Stories
Tenth of December
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Smoke and Mirrors
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Unaccustomed Earth
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
The Yellow Wall-Paper
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
No One Belongs Here More Than You
This Is How You Lose Her
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

Kelly Link
Kelly Link Get in Trouble
Her Favorite Magic Realism: The short fiction writer recommends "books of the uncanny and the strange," not unlike her new story collection, Get in Trouble.
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Andre Dubus
I love short stories because I believe they are the way we live. They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice.
Andre Dubus

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