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.A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format.^ Science Fiction Short Stories p2 .
  • Science Fiction Short Stories - Librivox Wiki 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC wiki.librivox.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tags: brander, matthews, longer, forms, fiction, brevity, writer, plot, character, setting John Updike: Short Stories An analysis of five short stories by John Updike.
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^ "Early American Fiction is a collection of 440 full texts of first editions of American novels and short stories written before 1850 by authors of significance during their lifetimes."
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels or books.^ More than half of her life has been spent in `country Australia': working, camping, bush walking, visiting friends and family connections on farms and in country towns.
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Rustlers had been active for more than three months in many points of the territory and cautions were about.
  • Western Short Stories, Western Authors, Tales of the Old West, Old Western Movies 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ropeandwire.com [Source type: General]

^ But in the early years of the 20th century, many fictional detectives had some peculiarity, something to make them stand out in the readers' minds.

.Short story definitions based upon length differ somewhat even among professional writers, due somewhat in part to the fragmentation of the medium into genres.^ Writers - submit short stories .

^ One of the best short story writers.
  • The American Short Story - News Blog - NYTimes.com 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC news.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Tags: brander, matthews, longer, forms, fiction, brevity, writer, plot, character, setting John Updike: Short Stories An analysis of five short stories by John Updike.
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.Since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is mitigated somewhere between the individual author's preference (or the story's actual needs in terms of creative trajectory or story arc) and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market.^ Term Papers on short stories analysis .
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^ This was his first effort at a short story since before they banned the cane and who knows?
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Simultaneously funny and serious collection of short stories revealing the isolated lives of teenagers wobbling between two clashing cultures - childhood and adulthood.

Guidelines vary greatly among publishers.
.Many short story writers define their work through a combination of creative, personal expression and artistic integrity.^ Writers - submit short stories .

^ One of the best short story writers.
  • The American Short Story - News Blog - NYTimes.com 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC news.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ The number of short-story writers increased, with many women among them.
  • Persian Literature: The Persian Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iranchamber.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a result, many attempt to resist categorization by genre as well as definition by numbers, finding such approaches limiting and counter-intuitive to artistic form and reasoning.^ Thus, in an attempt to create new Islamic fiction, many Islamic writers abandoned the literary standards and creative criteria of the short-story genre.
  • Persian Literature: The Persian Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iranchamber.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because you have such a limited number of words to convey your message, you must choose your settings carefully ...
  • Tips for Writing a Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.write101.com [Source type: General]

^ As we approached it we were surprised to find that what we had taken for a recent attempt at cultivation was the broken soil about an open grave.
  • Short Story Anthology : Just another iblog.stjschool.org weblog 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC iblog.stjschool.org [Source type: Original source]

.As a result, definitions of the short story based upon length splinter even more when the writing process is taken into consideration.^ Ray Bradbury (on writing short stories).
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^ Weekly Short Stories 8 ( view more ) .
  • Modern Short Stories - order Whistle Pig the book! on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BACK TO SHORT STORIES ( more inspirational stories) .
  • Inspiring Stories - inspirational motivational stories 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.indianchild.com [Source type: Original source]

Contents

Overview

.Short stories have their origins in oral story-telling traditions and the prose anecdote, a swiftly-sketched situation that quickly comes to its point.^ She originally wrote it for an assignment and edited it for the Short Story Project.
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

^ The next time I see her she comes at me quickly, kissing me on both cheeks and saying she wants to tell me something.
  • Strangers When We Meet by Hanif Kureishi - Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hanifkureishi.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eleven award-winning young adult authors share their views of the dark in this spellbinding collection of original short stories, each one distinct from the next.

.With the rise of the comparatively realistic novel, the short story evolved as a miniature version, with some of its first perfectly independent examples in the tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann.^ But some of Chopin's short stories were not forgotten.
  • Short Stories, Kate Chopin, characters, setting, questions 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.katechopin.org [Source type: News]

^ The first is the “novel in stories” structure.

^ Novels and short stories .
  • Short stories - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.wowwiki.com [Source type: General]

.Other nineteenth-century writers well-known for their short stories are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Nikolai Gogol, Guy de Maupassant, Bolesław Prus and Anton Chekhov.^ New Century Reading: short stories .

^ Guy de Maupassant .
  • Short Story Literature Units - Printables, Quizzes, Vocabulary, Puzzles 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.edhelper.com [Source type: General]
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^ Writers - submit short stories .

.Short stories were a staple of early-19th-century magazines and often led to fame and novel-length projects for their authors.^ This collection of short stories is by one of the premier authors of the twentieth century.
  • Short Story Collections ~ Billington Library @ JCCC 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.jccc.edu [Source type: News]

^ Each of these ten short stories focuses on a high school student's mandatory 200 hours of community service and the youth's response to the required project.

^ "Early American Fiction is a collection of 440 full texts of first editions of American novels and short stories written before 1850 by authors of significance during their lifetimes."
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

.More recently, short stories have been reprinted in anthologies, categorized by topic or critical reception.^ BACK TO SHORT STORIES ( more inspirational stories) .
  • Inspiring Stories - inspirational motivational stories 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.indianchild.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The common thread is that all utilize short stories found in Ann Charters' anthology, "The Story and Its Writer."
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^ Indexes more than 850 short stories by approximately 300 authors for the period 1950-1982.
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Today many authors release collections of their short stories.^ This collection of short stories is by one of the premier authors of the twentieth century.
  • Short Story Collections ~ Billington Library @ JCCC 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.jccc.edu [Source type: News]

^ By default, this is a collection of classic short stories.

^ A collection of best short stories with varied interests will be published on this blog from classic stories to modern.
  • Short Stories Zen | Sufi | Children's | Inspiratioanal | Fiction | Online | Love 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC stories-shortstories.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some authors are known almost entirely for their short stories, either by choice (they wrote nothing else) or by critical regard (short-story writing is thought of as a challenging art).^ Ray Bradbury (on writing short stories).
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^ This was his first effort at a short story since before they banned the cane and who knows?
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Gemma has already had some success with her writing, being highly commended in a novella competition and the QLD Arts Council's Regional New Writer's Scholarship.
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

.An example is Jorge Luis Borges, who won American fame with "The Garden of Forking Paths," published in the August 1948 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.^ Winner: Ellery Queen for editing numerous anthologies and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine .
  • Best Short Story Mystery Edgar Award Winners and Nominees - Complete Lists 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC dev.mysterynet.com [Source type: General]

^ A look at the three short stories by Chinua Achebe and Jorge Luis Borges and the role of their characters.
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^ Winner: William Irish, for the sustained excellence of his short stories in magazines and DEADMAN BLUES and THE BLUE RIBBON (Lippincott) Ellery Queen, nominee .
  • Best Short Story Mystery Edgar Award Winners and Nominees - Complete Lists 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC dev.mysterynet.com [Source type: General]

.Another example is O. Henry (author of "Gift of the Magi"), for whom the O. Henry Award is named.^ Add to cart (you can always remove it later) Abstract In this article, the writer examines O'Henry's famous short story "The Gift of the Magi".
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^ Provides author and title indexes for Best American Short Stories (1915-86) and Prize Stories: the O. Henry Awards (1919-87).
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ If 'In The Gift of the Magi', perhaps the most famous of O'Henry's short stories we see both wry humor and one of his biggest surprise endings.
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.American examples include Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver.^ Carver, Raymond (American) .
  • Short Story Collections ~ Billington Library @ JCCC 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.jccc.edu [Source type: News]

^ Desmond, John F. "Flannery O'Connor."
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.Authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bolesław Prus, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, P.G. Wodehouse and Ernest Hemingway were highly accomplished writers of both short stories and novels.^ Writers - submit short stories .

^ SHORT STORY premiered over NBC on February 21st, 1951 as a half-hour program presenting a dramatizations of the contemporary serious short stories by American writers broadcasting from Hollywood.
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^ Following the example of William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Erskine Caldwell, and Ernest Hemingway, his blunt approach appears in the early short story collections Khayma Shab-bazi (The Puppet Show, 1945) and Antar-i ke Luti-ash Morda Bud (1949; tr.
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.Short stories have often been adapted for half-hour and hour radio dramas, as on NBC Presents: Short Story (1951–52).^ SHORT STORY premiered over NBC on February 21st, 1951 as a half-hour program presenting a dramatizations of the contemporary serious short stories by American writers broadcasting from Hollywood.
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^ Each of these ten short stories focuses on a high school student's mandatory 200 hours of community service and the youth's response to the required project.

^ What are the 10 most common mistakes writers make during the 24-Hour Short Story Contests?
  • WritersWeekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.writersweekly.com [Source type: General]

The art of story telling is doubtlessly older than record of civilization. .Even the so-called modern short story, which was the latest of the major literary types to evolve, has an ancient lineage.^ A collection of best short stories with varied interests will be published on this blog from classic stories to modern.
  • Short Stories Zen | Sufi | Children's | Inspiratioanal | Fiction | Online | Love 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC stories-shortstories.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Every fall I start itching for the arrival of the latest Best American Short Stories with its brightly colored cover and guest writer/editor.

^ Posted at 12:28 PM in Modern Masters , Short Stories .

.Perhaps the oldest and most direct ancestor of the short story is the anecdote and illustrative story, straight to the point.^ What are the 10 most common mistakes writers make during the 24-Hour Short Story Contests?
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^ This is a collection of short stories about contemporary life for Native Americans who live, for the most part, in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Short Story Collections ~ Billington Library @ JCCC 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.jccc.edu [Source type: News]

^ Most of his mature works, written when he was a member of the Tudeh (communist) party, can be categorized as political short stories which explore the subject of social commitment.
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.The ancient parable and fable, starkly brief narrative used to enforce some moral or spiritual truth, anticipate the severe brevity and unity of some short stories written today.^ Some stories can be downloaded for use later.
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^ Tags: brander, matthews, longer, forms, fiction, brevity, writer, plot, character, setting John Updike: Short Stories An analysis of five short stories by John Updike.
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^ Acting Up is the first short story he has written.
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Characteristics

.Short stories tend to be less complex than novels.^ Novels and short stories .
  • Short stories - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.wowwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Somehow she also finds time to write short stories and poetry, plus she's working on a novel.
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

^ That's because I find writing novels a lot easier than writing short stories.
  • Short Stories by Author Robert Weinberg 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.robertweinberg.net [Source type: General]

.Usually a short story focuses on only one incident, has a single plot, a single setting, a small number of characters, and covers a short period of time.^ The writer focuses on plot, setting and characterization.
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^ Only single-author stories permitted.
  • WritersWeekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.writersweekly.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: brander, matthews, longer, forms, fiction, brevity, writer, plot, character, setting John Updike: Short Stories An analysis of five short stories by John Updike.
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.In longer forms of fiction, stories tend to contain certain core elements of dramatic structure: exposition (the introduction of setting, situation and main characters); complication (the event that introduces the conflict); rising action, crisis (the decisive moment for the protagonist and his commitment to a course of action); climax (the point of highest interest in terms of the conflict and the point with the most action); resolution (the point when the conflict is resolved); and moral.^ This is the turning point of the story --the most exciting or dramatic moment.
  • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

^ Falling Action.  Releasing the action of the story after the climax.
  • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

^ When the rising action of the story reaches the peak.
  • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

.Because of their length, short stories may or may not follow this pattern.^ That's because I find writing novels a lot easier than writing short stories.
  • Short Stories by Author Robert Weinberg 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.robertweinberg.net [Source type: General]

^ The short spell of relative freedom which followed the abdication of Reza Shah in 1941 opened new horizons for the modern Persian short story.
  • Persian Literature: The Persian Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iranchamber.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MLA indexes articles on individual short stories and, in cases where an individual story may not be explicated, there may be general discussion of a writer and his/her themes, style, etc.
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Some do not follow patterns at all.^ The death followed the same pattern as all the rest.
  • Short Stories by Author Robert Weinberg 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.robertweinberg.net [Source type: General]

.For example, modern short stories only occasionally have an exposition.^ A collection of best short stories with varied interests will be published on this blog from classic stories to modern.
  • Short Stories Zen | Sufi | Children's | Inspiratioanal | Fiction | Online | Love 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC stories-shortstories.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Wondering who...," Modern Syrian Short Stories translated by Michel Azrak/rev.

^ "Old Enough to be Your Father," Modern Syrian Short Stories translated by Michel Azrak/rev.

.More typical, though, is an abrupt beginning, with the story starting in the middle of the action (in medias res).^ When the story begins, what morally significant actions has he or she already taken towards that goal ?
  • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

^ More in Stories Archive A New Beginning......Chapter 6 Shadow Guardians Chapter 20!!
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.As with longer stories, plots of short stories also have a climax, crisis, or turning point.^ Tags: brander, matthews, longer, forms, fiction, brevity, writer, plot, character, setting John Updike: Short Stories An analysis of five short stories by John Updike.
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^ Short stories (and novellas and novelettes, which are longer short forms) are still being published in magazines, anthologies, and online.
  • Neverending Stories: Short stories continue to be where sci-fi writers explore their big ideas | Baltimore City Paper 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC citypaper.com [Source type: General]

^ Post-revolutionary fiction, including the short story, is marked by dynamic experimentation with techniques of narration, choice of plot, imagery, and structure.
  • Persian Literature: The Persian Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iranchamber.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the endings of many short stories are abrupt and open and may or may not have a moral or practical lesson.^ Remember that short stories need to start close to their end.  .
  • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

^ The short spell of relative freedom which followed the abdication of Reza Shah in 1941 opened new horizons for the modern Persian short story.
  • Persian Literature: The Persian Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iranchamber.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Short story by Tisis - WARNING, this story does not have a very nice ending...

.As with any art form, the exact characteristics of a short story will vary by creator.^ A collection of best short stories with varied interests will be published on this blog from classic stories to modern.
  • Short Stories Zen | Sufi | Children's | Inspiratioanal | Fiction | Online | Love 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC stories-shortstories.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tags: brander, matthews, longer, forms, fiction, brevity, writer, plot, character, setting John Updike: Short Stories An analysis of five short stories by John Updike.
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^ This collection features a cross section of short stories from around the world...The short stories in this colleciton offer readers a unique opportunity to compare the various techniques used in crafting a masterful short story, and to experience how this literary form differs from country to country...
  • Short Stories, the ultimate collection, on CD from B&R Samizdat Express 17 September 2009 1:31 UTC www.samizdat.com [Source type: General]

.When short stories intend to convey a specific ethical or moral perspective, they fall into a more specific sub-category called Parables (or Fables).^ BACK TO SHORT STORIES ( more inspirational stories) .
  • Inspiring Stories - inspirational motivational stories 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.indianchild.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This was his first effort at a short story since before they banned the cane and who knows?
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

^ Indexes more than 850 short stories by approximately 300 authors for the period 1950-1982.
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

.This specific kind of short story has been used by spiritual and religious leaders worldwide to inspire, enlighten, and educate their followers.^ The short spell of relative freedom which followed the abdication of Reza Shah in 1941 opened new horizons for the modern Persian short story.
  • Persian Literature: The Persian Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iranchamber.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The bibliography below lists twentieth century short story collections by individuals who have at least one of the three following characteristics.
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^ Sarah has entered the Short Story Project every year since it began and was selected the first year with 'Courage' & was short-listed the following year.
  • ABC Short Stories » 2003 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

Length

See the article novella for related debate about length.
.Determining what exactly separates a short story from longer fictional formats is problematic.^ A journal rahter than an index, Studies in Short Fiction publishes articles on short story authors and upon individual short stories.
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Walker, Warren S. Twentieth-Century Short Story Explication: Interpretations, 1900-1975, of Short Fictions Since 1800 , 3rd ed., 1977.
  • The American Short Story: A Selective Chronology 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iwu.edu [Source type: News]

^ Post-revolutionary fiction, including the short story, is marked by dynamic experimentation with techniques of narration, choice of plot, imagery, and structure.
  • Persian Literature: The Persian Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iranchamber.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A classic definition of a short story is that one should be able to read it in one sitting, a point most notably made in Edgar Allan Poe's essay "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846).^ New Century Reading: short stories .

^ By default, this is a collection of classic short stories.
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^ I'm too old for most stories, but I will never be too old for that one.

Other definitions place the maximum word length at anywhere from 7,000 to 9,000 words. As a point of reference for the science fiction genre writer, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America defines short story length in its Nebula Awards for science fiction submission guidelines as having a word count of less than 7,500.[1] In contemporary usage, the term short story most often refers to a work of fiction no longer than 20,000 words and no shorter than 1,000. Stories less than 1,000 words are usually referred to either as "short short fiction" or "short shorts" or even "flash fiction".[2]

History

Origins

.Short stories date back to oral story-telling traditions which originally produced epics such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.^ BACK TO SHORT STORIES ( more inspirational stories) .
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^ Last year he produced and read 10 short stories by Jennifer Compton for RN's Bush Telegraph.
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^ These short stories explore the tension between traditional Korean society and a rapidly modernizing world.
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Oral narratives were often told in the form of rhyming or rhythmic verse, often including recurring sections or, in the case of Homer, Homeric epithets. Such stylistic devices often acted as mnemonics for easier recall, rendition and adaptation of the story. .Short sections of verse might focus on individual narratives that could be told at one sitting.^ From her talk, one might have supposed that Ebbling was proprietor of the Mediterranean and its adjacent lands, and could have kept her away at his pleasure.
  • On the Gull's Road by Willa Sibert Cather - from the Short Story Library at American Literature 17 September 2009 1:31 UTC www.americanliterature.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the most common characteristics of the subjunctive is the presence of a modal auxiliary verb : can, will, shall, may, must, might, could, would, should, ought.
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.The overall arc of the tale would emerge only through the telling of multiple such sections.^ She said she understands what women would like about me on screen, when I can only laugh at such an idea.
  • Strangers When We Meet by Hanif Kureishi - Short Story 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hanifkureishi.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has been dead ten days, and besides he–I would not tell you else, but–I could only recognize him by his clothing.
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.Fables, succinct tales with an explicit "moral," were said by the Greek historian Herodotus to have been invented in the 6th century BCE by a Greek slave named Aesop, though other times and nationalities have also been given for him.^ An actress – are ye?” And Miss Brill smoothed the newspaper as though it were the manuscript of her part and said gently; “Yes, I have been an actress for a long time.” .
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^ Even though it was meant to end in heartache all those moments she shared with him had given her memories to be treasured for a lifetime.

^ Her parents' tales of survival in other lands, in other times, has given her a love for the story.
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These ancient fables are today known as Aesop's Fables.
.The other ancient form of short story, the anecdote, was popular under the Roman Empire.^ Provides citations to criticism on individual short stories under author headings.
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ My first major post on Guns & Magic is a post mortem of A Short Story a Day: A Short Story a Day: A Post Mortem I will leave ASSAD, with all stories and other articles, online.

^ The short stories are about the plight of the non-whites in South Africa under apartheid.
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Anecdotes functioned as a sort of parable, a brief realistic narrative that embodies a point. Many surviving Roman anecdotes were collected in the 13th or 14th century as the Gesta Romanorum. .Anecdotes remained popular in Europe well into the 18th century, when the fictional anecdotal letters of Sir Roger de Coverley were published.^ Covers more than 500 American authors, 18th - 20th centuries, citing general studies as well as criticism of individual short stories .
  • Short Story Reviews and Criticism , Reference Department, Davis Library 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lib.unc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Buffalo Money By Ian Rogers Felix rode into town, the reins clenched in one hand and Wedgy Weiss's letter in the other.
  • Western Short Stories, Western Authors, Tales of the Old West, Old Western Movies 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ropeandwire.com [Source type: General]

.In Europe, the oral story-telling tradition began to develop into written stories in the early 14th century, most notably with Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron.^ And he began to tell the story of the string.
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^ This isnt the most unique story, but it is a story I have to tell.

^ Chughtai's most famous story is 'Lihaf' (The Quilt), which deals with a lesbian encounter within an all-woman setting (Zenana) in a traditional Muslim household.
  • Amardeep Singh: Ismat Chughtai's Short Stories 17 September 2009 1:31 UTC www.lehigh.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Both of these books are composed of individual short stories (which range from farce or humorous anecdotes to well-crafted literary fictions) set within a larger narrative story (a frame story), although the frame tale device was not adopted by all writers.^ All entries must be composed within the contest time frame.
  • WritersWeekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.writersweekly.com [Source type: General]

^ Writers - submit short stories .

^ These short stories are things of beauty.

.At the end of the 16th century, some of the most popular short stories in Europe were the darkly tragic "novella" of Matteo Bandello (especially in their French translation).^ New Century Reading: short stories .

^ The book contains a long novella and some short stories.
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^ I wrote lots and lots of them and, while most weren't very good, I'm going to include some here as an example of the kind of stories that work within that limit.

.The mid 17th century in France saw the development of a refined short novel, the "nouvelle", by such authors as Madame de Lafayette.^ Can you give any examples of a novel or short story written in this format or an author who is particularly good at this.
  • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

.In the 1690s, traditional fairy tales began to be published (one of the most famous collections was by Charles Perrault).^ Chughtai's most famous story is 'Lihaf' (The Quilt), which deals with a lesbian encounter within an all-woman setting (Zenana) in a traditional Muslim household.
  • Amardeep Singh: Ismat Chughtai's Short Stories 17 September 2009 1:31 UTC www.lehigh.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Brockmeier's collection almost defies description, but these stories could almost be described as fairy tales, or in some cases, morality tales.

^ I had been given the opportunity to talk to one of the most famous killers in history, Billy the Kid.
  • Western Short Stories, Western Authors, Tales of the Old West, Old Western Movies 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ropeandwire.com [Source type: General]

.The appearance of Antoine Galland's first modern translation of the Thousand and One Nights (or Arabian Nights) (from 1704; another translation appeared in 1710–12) would have an enormous influence on the 18th century European short stories of Voltaire, Diderot and others.^ The enormous radio, and other stories .
  • William Peden Short Story Collection in University of Missouri Special Collections 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC mulibraries.missouri.edu [Source type: General]

^ New Century Reading: short stories .

^ A tree of night, and other stories .
  • William Peden Short Story Collection in University of Missouri Special Collections 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC mulibraries.missouri.edu [Source type: General]

Modern times

.Today's short stories emerged as their own genre in the early 19th century.^ New Century Reading: short stories .

^ CONTEMPORARY WESTERN SHORT STORIES The West is alive and well...even today.
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^ The bibliography below lists twentieth century short story collections by individuals who have at least one of the three following characteristics.
  • Short Story Collections ~ Billington Library @ JCCC 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.jccc.edu [Source type: News]

.Early examples of short stories include the Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales (1824–26) and Nikolai Gogol's Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka (1831–32).^ I wrote lots and lots of them and, while most weren't very good, I'm going to include some here as an example of the kind of stories that work within that limit.

^ Musa, Sabri, "Benevolence," in Egyptian Tales and Short Stories of the 1970s and 1980s ed.

^ "My Brother" in Arabic Short Stories trans.

.The first examples in the United States are Charles Brockden Brown's "Somnambulism" (1805), Washington Irving's Rip van Winkle (1819) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820), Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840) and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales (1842).^ Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales published in Boston.
  • The American Short Story: A Selective Chronology 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iwu.edu [Source type: News]

^ Edgar Allan Poe's first tale ("Metzengerstein") published in the Philadelphia Saturday Courier.
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^ Nathaniel Hawthorne's earliest tales ("Provincial Tales" and "Seven Tales of My Native Land") published individually in Token, Salem Gazette, and Atlantic Souvenir.
  • The American Short Story: A Selective Chronology 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iwu.edu [Source type: News]

.In the latter 19th century, the growth of print magazines and journals created a strong demand for short fiction of between 3,000 and 15,000 words.^ Walker, Warren S. Twentieth-Century Short Story Explication: Interpretations, 1900-1975, of Short Fictions Since 1800 , 3rd ed., 1977.
  • The American Short Story: A Selective Chronology 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iwu.edu [Source type: News]

^ Bob continues to write short fiction and and occasional article for books and magazines.
  • Short Stories by Author Robert Weinberg 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.robertweinberg.net [Source type: General]

^ Besides being on the editorial committee of Studies in Short Fiction , he was the editor of Story magazine as well as the author of numerous short stories, essays, and books.
  • William Peden Short Story Collection in University of Missouri Special Collections 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC mulibraries.missouri.edu [Source type: General]

.Famous short stories of this period include Bolesław Prus's "A Legend of Old Egypt" (1888) and Anton Chekhov's "Ward No.^ Includes detective stories and myths and legends .
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^ "Old Enough to be Your Father," Modern Syrian Short Stories translated by Michel Azrak/rev.

^ It’s a book that certainly should include a story by Alice Munro, the acclaimed (and deservedly so) master of the short story, and this book does.

6" (1892).
.At the same time, the first literary theories about the short story appeared.^ Any time Alice Munro appears, she tops my list, and "Family Furnishings" was one of the best stories I read in The New Yorker last year.

^ This book is about a group of women who together represent a generation, a time and place, and their story is a group story.

^ Acting Up is the first short story he has written.
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.A widely known one is Edgar Allan Poe's "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846).^ Edgar Allan Poe's first tale ("Metzengerstein") published in the Philadelphia Saturday Courier.
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^ Poe's The Prose Romances of Edgar Allan Poe published by William Graham.
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^ Edgar Allan Poe .
  • Short stories, thousands of stories on CD 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC samizdat.stores.yahoo.net [Source type: General]
  • Short Stories, the ultimate collection, on CD from B&R Samizdat Express 17 September 2009 1:31 UTC www.samizdat.com [Source type: General]

In 1901, Brander Matthews, the first American professor of dramatic literature, published "The Philosophy of the Short-Story."
.In the first half of the 20th century, a number of high-profile magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's and The Saturday Evening Post published short stories in each issue.^ New Century Reading: short stories .

^ Saturday Evening Post, June 9 1951 .

^ Saturday Evening Post, April 4 1947 .

.The demand for quality short stories was so great and the money paid for such so high that F. Scott Fitzgerald repeatedly turned to short-story writing to pay his numerous debts.^ Specially short story writing.
  • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

^ F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose fame rests largely upon his novels, especially The Great Gatsby (1925), also wrote dozens upon dozens of short stories that literally provided him with his livelihood, many of which made their initial appearances in The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire .

^ Somehow she also finds time to write short stories and poetry, plus she's working on a novel.
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The post-war era

.The period following World War II saw a great flowering of literary short fiction in the United States.^ This is a mosaic of thirteen bittersweet short stories about life in Istanbul in the period surrounding World War II. These interlinking stories describe the lives of adolescent Jews and their neighbors as Turkey struggles and failed to fulfill the promise of becoming a tolerant multicultural society.
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^ Short stories about Hispanic men and women living in the United States are in this title.
  • Short Story Collections ~ Billington Library @ JCCC 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.jccc.edu [Source type: News]

^ Poe edits Southern Literary Messenger , reviews short fiction (inc.
  • The American Short Story: A Selective Chronology 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iwu.edu [Source type: News]

.The New Yorker continued to publish the works of the form’s leading mid-century practitioners, including Shirley Jackson, whose story, “The Lottery,” published in 1948, elicited the strongest response in the magazine’s history to that time.^ His stories have been published in magazines and anthologies.
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^ Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, or the Adventures of James Harris , whose title story was published in The New Yorker and elicited the largest reader response in the magazine's history to date.
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^ I have included the stories published in foreign languages.

.Other frequent contributors during the last 1940s included John Cheever, John Steinbeck, Jean Stafford and Eudora Welty.^ John Cheever's The Way Some People Live ; Dashiel Hammett's The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories .
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^ Eudora Welty's A Curtain of Green and Other Stories (inc.
  • The American Short Story: A Selective Chronology 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.iwu.edu [Source type: News]

.J. D. Salinger's “Nine Stories” (1953) experimented with point of view and voice, while Flannery O’Connor's “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (1955) reinvigorated the Southern Gothic style.^ I am a man of the educated class, with money, but if you look at me from a point of view, what am I? A man with no kith and kin, no better than some Polish priest.

^ A Good Man Is Hard To Find .
  • Short Story Literature Units - Printables, Quizzes, Vocabulary, Puzzles 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.edhelper.com [Source type: General]

^ Brittain, Joan T. "O'Connor's 'A Good Man Is Hard to Find.'"
  • Short Story Explication 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.hsu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.When Life magazine published Ernest Hemingway's long short story (or novella) The Old Man and the Sea in 1952, the issue containing this story sold 5,300,000 copies in only two days.^ The book contains a long novella and some short stories.
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^ His stories have been published in magazines and anthologies.
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^ Alan has only ever written two stories.
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.Cultural and social identity played a considerable role in much of the short fiction of the 1960s.^ It started life as a short play before she rewrote it as fiction.
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.Philip Roth and Grace Paley cultivated distinctive Jewish-American voices.^ Paley, Grace (American) .
  • Short Story Collections ~ Billington Library @ JCCC 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC library.jccc.edu [Source type: News]

^ Roth, Philip (American) .
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Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing” adopted a consciously feminist perspective. .James Baldwin’s “Going to Meet the Man” told stories of African-American life.^ Henry James Don't miss the The Short Story of the Day at American Literature, it's super-easy to suscribe right now!

^ This is a collection of short stories about contemporary life for Native Americans who live, for the most part, in the Pacific Northwest.
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^ These short stories, set in the working class neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., are about African Americans trying to make sense of their lives.
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.Frank O’Connor’s “The Lonely Voice,” a classic exploration of the short story, appeared in 1963. The 1970s saw the rise of the post-modern short story in the works of Donald Barthelme and John Barth.^ By default, this is a collection of classic short stories.
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^ Frank O'Connor's The Lonely Voice , a study of the short story (though O'Connor was Irish, he is listed here because The Atlantic Monthly published his first story in l93l and encouraged him.
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^ A collection of best short stories with varied interests will be published on this blog from classic stories to modern.
  • Short Stories Zen | Sufi | Children's | Inspiratioanal | Fiction | Online | Love 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC stories-shortstories.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.The same decade witnessed the establishment of the Pushcart Press, which, under the leadership of Bill Henderson, began publishing the best of the independent and small presses.^ Alice Walker, In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women ; Bill Henderson establishes Pushcart Press, which soonafter will begin publishing annual anthologies of the best short fiction and poetry to appear in small literry magazines.
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^ Publisher's press release for Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 .
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^ The Nation established; Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" published in the New York Saturday Press ; published with other stories in l867.
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.Miminalism gained widespread influence in the 1980s, most notably in the work of Raymond Carver, Ann Beattie and Bobbi Ann Mason.^ Midnight Magic: Selected Stories of Bobbie Ann Mason .
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^ Tobias Wolff's In the Garden of North American Martyrs ; Joy Williams' Taking Care ; Bobbie Ann Mason's Shiloh and Other Stories .
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.However, traditionalists including John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates maintained significant influence on the form, as did Canadian author Alice Munro.^ Joyce Carol Oates .
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John Gardner’s seminal reference text, “The Art of Fiction” appeared in 1983.
.Many of the American short stories of the 1990s feature magical realism.^ Best American Short Stories of 1956.
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^ Short stories about life in Argentina with some magic realism are featured.
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^ SHORT STORY premiered over NBC on February 21st, 1951 as a half-hour program presenting a dramatizations of the contemporary serious short stories by American writers broadcasting from Hollywood.
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Among the leading practitioners in this style were Steven Millhauser and Robert Olen Butler. .Stuart Dybek gained prominence for his depictions of life in Chicago’s Polish neighborhoods and Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried" tackled the legacy of the Vietnam War.^ These are the final tales of a gifted story teller whose depiction of characters in crisis and the subterfuges they use to get through life resonate with readers everywhere.
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^ The small amount of money he was carrying did not seem to be an attractive gain for robbers in her mind, but how would they know the difference.
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^ Stuart Dybek's The Coast of Chicago ; Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried ; Wilson's Terrible Kisses ; Steven Millhauser's The Barnum Museum .
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Louise Erdrich wrote poignantly of Native American life. T. C. Boyle and David Foster Wallace explored the psychology of popular culture.
.The first years of the twenty-first century saw the emergence of a new generation of young writers including Jhumpa Lahiri, Kevin Brockmeier, George Saunders and Dan Chaon.^ First day with this army, all fresh from the teacher squads, and Ender had forgotten how young new kids could be.
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^ I sat looking at her face and trying to see it through his eyes -- freshly, as I saw it first upon the deck of the Germania, twenty years ago.
  • On the Gull's Road by Willa Sibert Cather - from the Short Story Library at American Literature 17 September 2009 1:31 UTC www.americanliterature.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The young Queen was over twenty years old, not reckoning the hundred years she had been asleep: and how to find something to take her place greatly puzzled him.

.Blogs and e-zines joined traditional paper-based literary journals in showcasing the work of emerging authors.^ An author whose ouevre is celebrated every year in festivals held near Bavarian castles where fans dressed as the author’s characters and rewatch movies based on the author’s works.
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^ But if you read between the lines, you can see another superstition and/or work habit emerging: A willingness to start somewhere, anywhere , to just get in the car (or The Journal) and go .

See also

References & Further Reading

  • Gelfant, Blanche and Graver, Lawrence, (eds.), .The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story, Columbia University Press (2000)
  • Hart, James (ed.^ Short stories in this volume are about the condition of the Jews in the twentieth century, ranging in topics from the destruction of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union and a community struggling to survive the Holocaust to the sadness of an Orthodox wigmaker in Brooklyn.
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    ^ "The Martyr" in Arabic Writing Today: The Short Story ed.

    ^ Henry James Don't miss the The Short Story of the Day at American Literature, it's super-easy to suscribe right now!

    ) .Oxford Companion to American Literature, Oxford University Press.
  • Magill, Frank, (ed.^ W.M. Hutchins, Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1987, 25-28.

    ^ W.M. Hutchins, Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1987, 63-71.

    ^ W.M. Hutchins, Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1987, 113-116.

    ) .Short Story Writers.^ Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) .
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    ^ Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) Dennis G. Jerz Weblog  [ Teaching .
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    ^ (Received Edgar award from Mystery Writers of America in 1957 for this short story) .

    Salem Press, Pasadena, California (1997).
  • Watson, Noelle (ed.) .Reference Guide to Short Fiction.^ I did write a short guide to writing exposition for text-based games ("interactive fiction"), and you're welcome to take a look and see whether it helps.
    • Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers (Kennedy and Jerz) (Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill University) 23 January 2010 17:017 UTC jerz.setonhill.edu [Source type: General]

    St. James Press, Detroit (1994).

Notes

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Simple English

The short story is a genre of literature. It is usually fictional narrative prose and tends to be more direct and less-detailed than longer works of fiction, like novels.

Short stories are closely related to oral (spoken) story-telling traditions and prose anecdotes. They all develop the story very quickly and come to a conclusion quickly too.

Many authors today release their short stories together in a book, instead of one at a time.



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