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Short Stories (102 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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Sprang Water Tonic

By: Angie Rocque

Mountain women as healers to the back woods Appalachian community and a few of the remedies they used.

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Hitchhiker

By: Jack Williams

A short book.

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Fern's Linen Sheet

By: Angie Rocque

A young woman and her husband come to terms about their marriage.

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The Fable of the Birds

By: Angie Rocque

A small village learns the value of kindness.

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Wish

By: Jack Williams

A man has a breakdown.

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Whore

By: Jack Williams

A gambler is forced to go to great lengths.

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The Days of Green Beans and Cabbage

By: Angie Rocque

A young girl grows up quickly on an East Tennessee mountain farm and learns the value of family and neighbors when she has to take over her Grandmothers duties.

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The Corn Crib

By: Angie Rocque

A child is given a new perspective on human nature.

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The Last Blue Rose

By: Angie Rocque

The discovery of a wild rose renews a connection with ancestors and the earth.

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The Reflection in the Window

By: Angie Rocque

A sequel to John Cheever's 1964 story "The Swimmer", Nettie finds resolution to the problems that destroyed his life and a new beginning.

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By The Brown Willow Trees

By: Angie Rocque

The life and adventures of a river otter in the East Tennessee mountains.

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John Death

By: Richard Shekari

In the search for protection from his enemies, a wealthy business man hires the service of John Death, a hero to whom he owes his life, and hands the keys to his empire which within lies his sole possession; his daughter. A move which would later see its folly.

As the white sports car slowly drove towards the entrance to St. Joan’s chapel to the sight of the onlooking congregation, John glanced at the tall elderly Priest through his window, should he step down and join the congregation as they matched into the chapel or just zoom off. His eyes gazing at the concealed scarred face of the Priest, reluctant on whether he should join them, John lifted his foot off the accelerator and unto the brake pedal, putting the car to a halt ...

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Testamentul domnitorului

By: Gavriil Stiharul

Am căutat să scriu o nuvelă fantastică, alegorică, prin care să evoc figura Sfânatului martir Constantin Vodă Brâncoveanul. Pesonajul care va aduce în prezent evenimentele din acea tulbure perioadă este G., un om obişnuit, dar totodată misterios, a cărui identintate rămane necunoscută: „Numele meu? Nu are nicio importanţă, continuă G. imperturbabil. Cine sunt? Exist în subconştientul fiecăruia. Cum de am atâta influenţă? Sunt mesagerul năzuinţelor de veacuri ale neamulu...

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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, ‘201’ 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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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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Branding van de Vrijheid (Dutch)

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

Het is de derde eeuw voor Christus in het huidige Nederlandse gebied, twaalf jarig meisje Nehalennia is wanhopig op zoek naar haar vader, die wordt vermist na een handelsreis tussen Ganuenta en Gippeswic. Maar moeder heeft andere plannen, zij heeft een geheime deal gesloten met hun stamhoofd, die Nehalennia in een ongewenste situatie zal dwingen. Er is maar een keuze voor Nehalennia om haar doel te bereiken, en dat is om een groot offer te brengen. In deze histor...

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Surf of Liberty (English)

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

It is the third century BC in the area we currently call the Netherlands, twelve year old girl Nehalennia wants to desperately look for her father, who is missing after a trade voyage between Ganuenta and Gippeswic. But Mother has other plans, she made a secret deal with their tribe leader, which will force Nehalennia in an undesirable situation. There is only one choice for Nehalennia to reach her goal, and that is to make a great sacrifice. In this historical tr...

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