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.

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories
Robots vs. Fairies
In the Shadow of Agatha Christie: Classic Crime Fiction by Forgotten Female Writers: 1850-1917
Starlings
Points North: Stories
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art
The Cackle of Cthulhu
Exes & Ho Ho Hos
Dark Screams: Volume Nine
Moon-Bright Tides (Lunar Requiem, #1)
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles
Canto Bight
Mad Hatters and March Hares
Rivers of London, Volume 4: Detective Stories
Most Irresistible Guy (Most Valuable Playboy, #0.5)
Midsummer Delights: A Short Story Collection
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
The Night Masquerade (Binti, #3)
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
Paris for One and Other Stories
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)
The Medical Examiner (Women's Murder Club #16.5)
Good Behavior
Hombres sin mujeres
Manhunt (Michael Bennett #10.5)
A Very Outlaw Christmas (Outlaw Shifters, #2)
Love Least Expected by Meredith BondForever Friends by Shelagh WatkinsA World of Verse by Christopher  ShieldsA World of Possibility by Christopher  ShieldsDreamers in Hell by Janet E. Morris
Best Anthologies
725 books — 711 voters
Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeDubliners by James JoyceA Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorThe Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Collections of Short Stories
2,354 books — 1,731 voters

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
828 books — 2,283 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
583 books — 677 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 Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
I Love New York City
528 books — 309 voters
Animal Farm by George OrwellThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Stranger by Albert CamusThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Great Short Short Books
485 books — 349 voters

Interpreter of Maladies
Tenth of December
Dubliners
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
The Yellow Wall-Paper
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Unaccustomed Earth
The Lottery
The Lottery and Other Stories
This Is How You Lose Her
Dear Life


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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.
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