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.

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
Sparks Rise (The Darkest Minds #2.5)
Women in Clothes
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales
The Witch And Other Tales Re-Told
Dragons at Crumbling Castle
Infinite Science Fiction One
Gifts for the One Who Comes After
Last Plane to Heaven: The Final Collection
Bad Apples: Five Slices of Halloween Horror
Real Elves: A Christmas Story
Lovely, Dark, Deep
The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories

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  • Allegories by Yannis Karatsioris
    Allegories
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    Release date: May 04, 2014
    A collection of allegorical short stories. View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 29 - Oct 24, 2014
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  • fingers & tongues by Paola Kathuria
    fingers & tongues
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    Release date: Oct 31, 2014
    An AUTOGRAPHED paperback. Smart erotica: sex, pleasure and getting off. Seven explicit short stories with men and women as sexual collaborators.

    When y…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2014
    8 copies available, 365 people requesting
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  • Allusions by M.H. Vesseur
    Allusions
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    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, 150 people requesting
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  • The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
    Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
    Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)
    One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories
    Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
    Status (Social Media, #4)
    The Prince (The Selection, #0.5)
    Through the Woods
    Tempted by Midnight (1001 Dark Nights, #10) (Midnight Breed, #12.5)
    The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1)
    Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson
    Tattoos and Tatas (Chocoholics, #2.5)
    The Son (Divergent, #0.3)
    Larger Than Life
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    YA Short Stories and Novellas
    484 books — 941 voters
    2 States by Chetan BhagatI Too Had A Love Story.. by Ravinder SinghThe 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan BhagatRevolution 2020 by Chetan BhagatThe Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
    Indian Books - Fiction
    649 books — 1,593 voters

    The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeThe Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins GilmanThe Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley JacksonScary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin SchwartzVital Signs by Emily Walker
    Most Terrifying Short Stories
    255 books — 376 voters
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    142 books — 197 voters

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  SmithBreakfast at Tiffany's by Truman CapoteThe Godfather by Mario Puzo
    I Love New York City
    418 books — 220 voters
    The Book Thief by Markus ZusakAgainst The Tide by John F. HanleyThe Orphans of Dachau by Anthony HulseThe Last Boat by John F. HanleyThe Winds of War by Herman Wouk
    Best 1940s Historical Fiction
    166 books — 231 voters

    Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
    Tenth of December
    Dubliners
    Smoke and Mirrors
    Unaccustomed Earth
    No One Belongs Here More Than You
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard
    A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
    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 Complete Stories and Poems
    The Yellow Wallpaper

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