a brief fictional prose narrative designed to create a unified impression quickly and forcefully, as in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" or Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace."
a piece of fictional writing usually less than 5000 words that contains these basic elements: characters, setting, plot, conflict, resolution, climax, dialogue, protagonist, and antagonist
A story from 500-15,000 words. After that you are leaving short story country and entering Novelville.
a short work of prose fiction that can be read at one sitting of from one-half hour to two hours and is limited to a single effect to which every detail is subordinate.
a prose narrative shorter than a novel
a brief narrative designed to be read at one sitting
a brief piece of fiction pointed and more economically detailed as to character, situation, and plot than a novel
a brief prose fiction, usually one that can be read in a single sitting
a brief visit to an imaginary world
a brief work of fiction consisting of five parts (listed below
a condensed fictional narrative in prose
a form of Literary Writing which relates an incident or series of related incidents in prose
a narrative that is shorter than a novel
an invented prose narrative, usually involving few characters
a relatively brief fictional narrative in prose
a type of fiction which is characterized by brevity (obviously) and conciseness
a vivid hallucination, but a novel is immersive, something you can move into and inhabit for a season
A brief fictional work that usually contains one major conflict and at least one main character.
A story that is seldom short enough.
Narrative prose fiction that is shorter than a novel. Short stories vary in length. Some are no longer than five hundred words; other run to forty or fifty thousand words. An extended short story is sometimes referred to as a novelette, or when slightly longer, as a novella. The major difference between a short story and longer fictional forms, such as the novel, is that the main literary elements-plot, setting, characterization- are used with greater compression in the short story than in the longer forms.
Fiction under 10,000 words.
a literary prose piece, usually a narrative, which focuses sharply on one character or event; generally readable in a single sitting.
A short story is a form of short fictional narrative prose. Short stories tend to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the modern sense of this term) and novels.
Short Story is an episode of U.S. Acres from the series Garfield and Friends. It originally aired on November 19, 1988.