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.

Belly Up
A Lucky Man
Yumi (Flame in the Mist, #1.75)
Some Trick: Thirteen Stories
Come West and See: Stories
Last Stories
The Island Dwellers: Stories
American Hippo (River of Teeth, #1-2)
Meet Behind Mars
In Dark Company (Kate Burkholder #9.5)
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Regarding Your Application Status
C*cky Neighbor
Brief Cases (The Dresden Files, #15.1)
Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #3)
Trust Fund (Survival of the Richest, #0.5)
Take Me, Cowboy (Love on Chance Avenue #1; 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo #4)
The Flowers of Vashnoi (Vorkosigan Saga, #14.1)
Paris for One and Other Stories
Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
Hombres sin mujeres
Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
The Medical Examiner (Women's Murder Club #16.5)
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
He Can Fall (She Can... #4.5)
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)
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

2 States by Chetan BhagatI Too Had a Love Story by Ravinder SinghThe 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan BhagatThe Immortals of Meluha by Amish TripathiRevolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat
Indian Books - Fiction
844 books — 2,292 voters
Conjuring Darkness by Melanie  JamesSpellbound in His Arms by Angel SeferCornered Coyote by Dianne HarmanReckless Endangerment by Amber Lea EastonThe Gang Bust by Dorothy May Mercer
Indie Romantic Suspense/Thrillers
308 books — 514 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Best South Asian Fiction
585 books — 1,713 voters
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

Interpreter of Maladies
Tenth of December
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
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

Kelly Link
Kelly Link Get in Trouble
Her Favorite Magic Realism: The short fiction writer recommends "books of the uncanny and the strange," not unlike her new story collection, Get in Trouble.
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Salman Rushdie
Only the foolish, blinded by language's conventions, think of fire as red or gold. Fire is blue at it's melancholy rim, green in it's envious heart. It may burn white, or even, in it's greatest rages, black.
Salman Rushdie

Jorge Luis Borges
One day or one night—between my days and nights, what difference can there be?—I dreamed that there was a grain of sand on the floor of my cell. Unconcerned, I went back to sleep; I dreamed that I woke up and there were two grains of sand. Again I slept; I dreamed that now there were three. Thus the grains of sand multiplied, little by little, until they filled the cell and I was dying beneath that hemisphere of sand. I realized that I was dreaming; with a vast effort I woke myself. But waking u ...more
Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph and Other Stories

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