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Short Stories (83 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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Hitchhiker

By: Jack Williams

A short book.

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Fern's Linen Sheet

By: Angelin Gent Rocque

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

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The Fable of the Birds

By: Angelin Gent 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 Summer of Doc and Enoch

By: Angie Rocque

A young worker encounters two brothers whose simplistic views and acceptance of life proves both humorous and thought provoking.

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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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