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.

This Night So Dark (Starbound, #1.5)
Otherworld Nights (Otherworld Stories #3)
Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
Sudden Backtrack (The Hollows #13.1)
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Cherish (Covet, #1.5)
The Shell Game (Fox and O'Hare 0.25)
Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters
Heartless: Episode 1 (Heartless, #1)
Man V. Nature: Stories
Need You Now (1001 Dark Nights)
Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope, #0.5)
Play with Me
Friends & Forever (A Sempre Novella)


  • Allusions by M.H. Vesseur
    Release date: Oct 15, 2014
    Glimpses of tomorrow await you in this short story collection. Literary magazines in The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and the USA applauded these stor…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 04 - Dec 04, 2014
    2 copies available, 237 people requesting
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  • Some Shorter than Others by Neville Hiatt
    Some Shorter than Others
    Release date: Sep 07, 2014
    I thought I'd get into the Christmas spirit early enough that should you win I can hopefully get the book to you in time to read these holidays.
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    Giveaway dates: Oct 28 - Nov 25, 2014
    1 copy available, 521 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • A Christmas Dozen by Steve Burt
    A Christmas Dozen: Christmas Stories to Warm the Heart
    Release date: Aug 16, 2014
    Bestselling collection of Christmas stories from the radio reader known as The Christmas Story Pastor, Rev. Dr. Steve Burt. Stories have been in Famil…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2014
    10 copies available, 50 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always (The Secret, #4.6)
    My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
    The Bane Chronicles (The Bane Chronicles)
    Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
    One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
    The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1)
    The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
    Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
    Through the Woods
    Tenth of December
    Unwrapping Hank
    Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    Home (Social Media #6)
    Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)
    Legally Wed by N.M. SilberThe Valentine Challenge by Marisa ClevelandHearts in Darkness by Laura KayeAnonymity by Amber Lea EastonDandy Day by Annie  Wood
    Best Romance Novellas & Short Stories
    296 books — 363 voters
    Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeA Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorDubliners by James JoyceThe Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
    Collections of Short Stories
    1,673 books — 1,343 voters

    Mistletoe Magic by Melissa McCloneHome For Christmas by Melissa McCloneHalfway to Nowhere by Steena HolmesAnonymity by Amber Lea EastonA Cowboy For Christmas by Katherine Garbera
    Christmas and Winter Novellas
    208 books — 288 voters
    Forever Friends by Shelagh WatkinsA World of Verse by Christopher  ShieldsA World of Possibility by Christopher  ShieldsEnd of the Road by Jacques  AntoineA World of Terror by Christopher  Shields
    Best Anthologies
    430 books — 459 voters

    The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryShantaram by Gregory David RobertsMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
    393 books — 518 voters
    Spilt Milk by D.K.CassidyThe Bird Day Battalion by Genevieve DeweyThe Meat Market by James ChalkInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaGalactic Energies by Luca  Rossi
    Good short fiction
    468 books — 414 voters

    Tenth of December
    Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
    Smoke and Mirrors
    Unaccustomed Earth
    No One Belongs Here More Than You
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
    A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard
    Vampires in the Lemon Grove
    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
    The Lottery and Other Stories
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
    The Yellow Wallpaper
    The Complete Stories and Poems

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