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.

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Brief Cases (The Dresden Files, #15.1)
Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays
Half Gods
Fight No More: Stories
Santa Cruz Noir
Lagos Noir
Shooting Gallery (Dewey Andreas, #7.5)
The Sea Was a Fair Master
Ice Cream Man Vol. 1: Rainbow Sprinkles
The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories
Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers
Knee-Deep in Grit: Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction
Norse Mythology
Learn about Loss (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #4)
The Steam Pump Jump (The Chronicles of St Mary’s, #9.6)
Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)
Truth Be Told (Rogue Justice #2)
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
Ricochet Joe
Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #3)
He Can Fall (She Can... #4.5)
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
Hombres sin mujeres
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
The Medical Examiner (Women's Murder Club, #16.5)
The Bird Day Battalion by Genevieve DeweyThe Meat Market by James ChalkInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaGalactic Energies by Luca  RossiDestroyer of Worlds by Dennis Sharpe
Good short fiction
609 books — 483 voters
രണ്ടാമൂഴം | Randamoozham by M.T. Vasudevan Nairപാത്തുമ്മായുടെ ആട് | Pathummayude Aadu by Vaikom Muhammad Basheerആടുജീവിതം | Aatujeevitham by Benyaminഖസാക്കിന്റെ ഇതിഹാസം | Khasakkinte Ithihasam by O.V. Vijayanബാല്യകാലസഖി | Balyakalasakhi by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
10 Malayalam Must read before you die book
165 books — 2,162 voters

The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Books White People Need To Read
727 books — 1,010 voters
Mischief Under the Mistletoe by Kristin MillerMistletoe Magic by Melissa McCloneAll Is Calm / All Is Bright by Colleen CobleTwelve Nights by Sharon StruthHome For Christmas by Melissa McClone
Christmas and Winter Novellas
419 books — 595 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
713 books — 1,118 voters
The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienNICU II and Victoria's Incestuous Romance by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Works of Pure Genius
470 books — 567 voters

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

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Andre Dubus
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.
Andre Dubus

Edgar Allan Poe
A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
Edgar Allan Poe

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Drops of Ink--A Collection of Short Stories
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