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.
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Afterparties
The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories
Skinship
Hide and Don't Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories
Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories
Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be
An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories
American Estrangement: Stories
In the Watchful City
Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspiring, and Devoted Riders Redefine the Iconic Bond
Something Wonderful: Stories
Light Chaser
Black Boy Joy
The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell
Living Beyond Borders: Stories About Growing Up Mexican in America
The Sixth Wedding (28 Summers #1.5)
Corkscrew (Nameless: Season Two #5)
Kaleidoscope (Nameless: Season Two #3)
The Lost Soul of the City (Nameless: Season Two #1)
Zero In (Nameless: Season Two #6)
Gentle Is the Angel of Death (Nameless: Season Two #2)
Whereabouts
Norse Mythology
The Eighth Detective
Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless: Season One #6)
The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle, #1)
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
Christmas in Quincy (The Edens, #0.5)
Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)
The Wreckage of My Presence: Essays
Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerDubliners by James JoyceA Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Collections of Short Stories
2,718 books — 2,519 voters
Evenfall by AisThe Student Prince by FayJayAfterimage by AisThe Violet and the Tom by Eve OcotilloFade by Ais
Favorite Unpublished M/M Stories
293 books — 1,196 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 MooreBattersea Parker by Jimmy Tudeski
Best Humor Writing
755 books — 876 voters
The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Immigrant Experience Literature
873 books — 1,334 voters

Love Least Expected by Meredith BondForever Friends by Shelagh WatkinsEnd of the Road by Jacques  AntoineGetting Lucky by J.L. BeckThe Adventure of Creation by Holly Lisle
Best Anthologies
1,013 books — 812 voters
Animal Farm by George OrwellThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Giver by Lois Lowry
Quick Reads
904 books — 978 voters

Interpreter of Maladies
Her Body and Other Parties
Tenth of December
Stories of Your Life and Others
Dubliners
Nine Stories
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
The Lottery
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Exhalation
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
The Lottery and Other Stories
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library)

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