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Short Stories (75 Books)


A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. A short story usually deals with a few characters and often concentrates on the creation of the mood rather than the plot. The short story format tends to be more pointed than longer works. And short story definitions based on length differ, even among professional writers, since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is determined by the individual author's preference and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market.

 
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Oiwi Vol. 1

By: Lokahi Antonio

We are living in exciting times: Hawaiian- language immersion schools from pre-school through high school have been established on all the main islands of Hawaii; more and more high schools—both public and private—are adding Hawaiian-language classes to their curriculum; enrollment is up in Hawaiian-language classes at the college and university level across the state. Despite the increased interest in and aware- ness of matter of mere whim, but are seriously considered ...

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Oiwi Vol. 2

By: Bernice Akamine

In January of 1895, a nationalist rebellion broke out against the Republic of Hawaii. The rebellion was crushed in two days by Republican forces who outgunned the nationalist forces. The Queen was arrested and brought before a military tribunal. The Republic found her guilty of “misprision of treason” (branding her a traitor) and fined her $5,000 and five years of hard labor (Liliuokalani 1990 [1898]:289). Instead of hard labor though, they decided to imprison her in...

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Oiwi Vol. 3

By: Kalani Akana

No ka hoike ana i ko kakou manao ma o ka palapala, aole ana paha e nele ke kE mai o kekahi kanaka me ke koikoi ana mai e malama ia kekahi kulekele kEmau ma ka pela ana i na huaolelo Hawaii me ka okina a me ke kahako. E olelo mai paha kela e o ia ka mea e akaka ai ka manao o ia mau huaolelo ke heluhelu aku. A he manao maikai no paha kela. Eia nae, e kEe mai paha auanei ka manao o kekahi kanaka e he mea kela e paa ai kela manao a ike ole ia ai hoi kona naauao ma ke ano lau...

From the moment I was born. kuualoha: Genealogically, we're all at least 2,000 years old. Kaimipono: How many ancestors does it take to make you Hawaiian One. But we forget. We think, You're Hawaiian because you do this and this. kuualoha: Or because you look a certain way. Kaimipono: What do we do to our people when we make those kinds of judgments We disin- herit them. And then we give it to people who don't have the blood at all.

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Stories Varied : A Book of Short Stories

By: BS Murthy

Stories Varied delve into the possibilities of woman’s life in the man’s world. While Ilaa’s Ire takes one back to woman’s life and times in the Vedic age, ‘200’ Qualms depicts her predicament when torn between trust and duty. If “?” addresses woman’s marital stress in an alien land, Cupid’s Clue is about her acting on a rebound in the native place. Even as Autumn Love enables a woman to discover the void late in life, A Touchy Affair renders her amenable to her man’s ot...

“Why am I bogged down with this man-made thing without a thought for the man who made it all happen,” she thought on second-thought. ”He’s only to be blamed for that. Why not, he’s the one who maligned my mind with materialism, didn’t he? Or is it Mammon who had seduced my soul to the core? But how does that mater any way. He did desert me at the first post of adversity and that’s what matters. How shameful. Is it cowardice or callousness? How am I to know? Let him go to...

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The Catcher In The Rye (Part Two) : A Bullfrog Cracking An Ego Shell

By: John Lennard Lee

Part Two of The Catcher In the Rye (A Short Story, 2016) . Thanks for reading.

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The Lady with the Dog (Killing A Mockingbird) : A Short Story, 2016

By: John Lennard Lee

An intriguing story about a middle-aged woman and a man. Thanks for reading.

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The Catcher In The Rye (A Short Story, 2016)

By: John Lennard Lee

An intriguing story about a poor artist attending a street demonstration and his encounter with an attractive psychiatrist. Thanks for reading.

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El Cielo en Ruinas : Literatura Breve

By: Angel Fabregat Morera

El cielo en ruinas, parece tomado de un texto de Alejandro Oliveros que se cita al principio del libro. Como bien se dice en el prólogo: «la realidad se puede explicar con un sueño. Un sueño puede durar un segundo. Ergo: la realidad se puede resumir en un segundo, en una pincelada de tiempo». Así es como puede surgir un libro como este, que se podría clasificar como una recopilación de relatos, pero con la particularidad de que no son relatos breves, sino hiperbreves, lo...

EL SUCESO Cada tarde al volver del trabajo en el tren de cercanías de las 18:45, veo a mi mujer de pie en el andén alzando cada tanto la cabeza, como si buscara a alguien. Cuando el tren ya ha reanudado su marcha, me acerco a ella y le digo: —Siento que hayas tenido que esperar tanto, pero hoy iba con algo de retraso… Eh, ¿me escuchas?… Soy tu marido… ¡María! ¡María!… Ella mira y mira ensimismada, mientras nuestro perro me ladra. Cuando no queda nadie en el apeade...

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El Cielo en Ruinas : Literatura Breve

By: Angel Fabregat Morera

Un anciano que escribe una carta a los Reyes Magos, un viudo que pasa las horas con las cenizas de su mujer, una señora madura que redescubre el erotismo a bordo del autobús que la lleva al trabajo: son algunos de los personajes que nos miran desde los relatos en miniatura de El cielo en ruinas. A lo largo de sus páginas, el autor nos somete en una mirada implacable a las heridas y cicatrices a las que nos enfrentamos cada día, pero no deja de tener un guiño cómplice ...

Microrrelatos Cantos de sirena, es una historia que le habría encantado a James Joyce. Parafraseando a Shakespeare diríamos que estamos hechos de idéntica tela que los cuentos. Este libro lo confirma.

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Chocolade voor Anne Frank (Dutch)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

Anne en anderen die in het Achterhuis leven in Amsterdam, worden verraden en op vier augustus negentien vier en veertig gearresteerd. De familieleden worden naar verschillende concentratiekampen gestuurd. Anne en haar oudere zus Margot eindigen in het Bergen-Belsen kamp. Anne verwacht verschrikkelijke omstandigheden, maar wanneer ze betrokken raakt met de SS bewaker Adolfo, is er een kans dat haar situatie van een wanhopige naar een hoopvolle verandert. In dit ...

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Chocolate for Anne Frank (English)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; translated by Machiel van der Stelt

Anne and the others living in the secret annex in Amsterdam, are betrayed and on the fourth of August nineteen forty four arrested. The members are sent to different concentration camps. Anne and her older sister Margot end up in the Bergen Belsen Camp. Anne is expecting terrible circumstances but when she gets involved with SS guard Adolfo, her situation might change from despair to hope. In this tragic and disturbing story you will discover that inhumane and murderou...

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ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΑ ΙΤΑΛΙΚΑ ΔΙΗΓΗΜΑΤΑ

By: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΙΔΗΣ, Translator

Συλλογή δεκατριών σύγχρονων ιταλικών διηγημάτων διαφόρων συγγραφέων. It's a collection of thirteen modern italian short stories written by various authors.

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The Garden of Branching Paths

By: Jorge Luis Borges; Norman Thomas di Giovanni, Translator

An author who frequently played with the borders of his own identity, Borges loved to create works in collaboration with others. One of his longtime companions in this literary game of exquisite corpse was Norman Thomas Di Giovanni, who translated this edition of El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan. They worked together on English editions of much of Borges’ fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, all of which was signed by both authors together as a collaborative effort. Bo...

The writing of vast books - setting out in five hundred pages an idea which could be perfectly expressed orally in a few minutes - is an exhausting and impoverishing piece of extravagance. Far better to pretend that such books already exist and to provide them with a summary or commentary. This is what Carlyle did in Sartor Resartus and Butler in The Fair Haven, works that have the imperfection of also being books and no less tautological than any others. More rational, ...

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Kites Rise Against the Wind

By: Premjith Prabhakaran

Kites rise against the wind is a short novel by Premji... The story is set in Surat city of India...

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Detour : A short story

By: Azure James

In the post-Civil War period, our hero Matthew Wilson, during a trip to see his partner in New Orleans, finds himself stranded in the deadly uncharted swamp with no tools or help. On his journey back to civilization, he encounters a deranged domestic prisoner and his wife, deadly wildlife, and many other threats.

The driver cleared his throat. “They take fifteen minutes to get there us half the time. J.S Peterson Carriage has a commitment to quality that never ends.” Although he had just commenced his job, he already had the tired, repetitive tone of someone who had repeated that phrase innumerable times. To the couple's surprise, the horses quickly lurched into a dark underworld of a street. Untamed mosses and vines swallowed up the dilapidated, vacant houses, which bore sign...

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Shipwreck : A Case Study

By: Miroslava Odalović

This is a story about the man who calls himself Shipwreck. He epitomizes the spirit of the poet Flavio Eborenze Didako Piro whose grave was dragged into the sea after the earthquake in the town of Herceg-Novi (Montenegro) in 1667.This historical event is rendered into a journey of the soul in order to find ultimate peace.

Perhaps the sky above is nothing but a piece of sail left to us to be seen from a giant ship that sails beyond. To our eyes it stretches from one horizon boundary to another. If this is so, there isn’t enough sky. I’d love to ask for more. Or, perhaps, Shipwreck already told me more than I could know.

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The Club

By: Vibhu Tewary

When they all met that evening, it was clear that they all were happy that the three were finally able to go on this trip together and Misha was with them as well. Varun said "Hey, so shall we take an account of what all we will need for the trip?" "Sure." Ankit said.

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The Bride of Frank Stein

By: Ewan Lillicii

Agent Frank Nicola Stein works for the Department of Energetic Intelligence as an undercover investigator that spies on miracles of periodic occurrence - The Garden of Eden. Join Agent Stein as he snoops on the rise of the most brilliant people in the world. Then watch as his own life takes a turn down a path of depression that stirs up a Rapture of successful mistakes.

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Taakenham ja muita kertomuksia

By: Ilon Pulver

Kertomuksia arkipäivän outoudesta ja muistojen hauraudesta.

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Eternal Grief

By: Marcelo Hipolito; Marcelo Machado

From the vastness of outer space to the streets of contemporary America, tales of fantasy, suspense, science fiction and horror, written for intelligent people who seek out strong emotions for both the mind and soul. With “Eternal Grief”, nominated for Best Short Story of 2003 by the Preditors & Editors Readers´ Poll.

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