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.

Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Souvenir Museum
I'm Waiting for You and Other Stories
The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020
When a Stranger Comes to Town
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town
Are You Enjoying?
You Made Me Love You: Selected Stories, 1981-2018
Defekt (LitenVerse #2)
The End of the World is a Cul de Sac
A Natural History of Transition
Invitation (The Phoenix Club #0.5)
Stories To Make You Smile: The Reading Agency
Robot Artists and Black Swans : The Italian Fantascienza Stories
Everything Like Before: Stories
The Gravedigger’s Son (Charley Davidson, #13.6)
Take the Lead
Norse Mythology
A Broken Bone (Widow's Island, #6)
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
Red Rain (Nameless #4)
Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless #6)
Whisper of Bones (Widow's Island, #3)
The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle, #1)
Below the Bones (Widow's Island, #5)
A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)
The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless #5)
Bred in the Bone (Widow's Island, #4)
Disappeared (Kate Burkholder #12.5)
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grishaverse, #0.5, 2.5, 2.6)
2 States by Chetan BhagatI Too Had a Love Story by Ravinder SinghThe 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan BhagatThe Immortals of Meluha by Amish TripathiRevolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat
Indian Books - Fiction
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Books White People Need to Read
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692 books — 1,856 voters
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Immigrant Experience Literature
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Interpreter of Maladies
Her Body and Other Parties
Tenth of December
Stories of Your Life and Others
Nine Stories
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
The Yellow Wall-Paper
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
The Lottery
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
The Lottery and Other Stories
Exhalation: Stories

Christopher Hitchens
I once spoke to someone who had survived the genocide in Rwanda, and she said to me that there was now nobody left on the face of the earth, either friend or relative, who knew who she was. No one who remembered her girlhood and her early mischief and family lore; no sibling or boon companion who could tease her about that first romance; no lover or pal with whom to reminisce. All her birthdays, exam results, illnesses, friendships, kinships—gone. She went on living, but with a tabula rasa as he ...more
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Katherine Mansfield
Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.
Katherine Mansfield

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