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.

The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)
(Don't) Call Me Crazy
Friday Black
The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings, #1.5)
Snow in Love
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
White Dancing Elephants
A Season to Celebrate
The World of Lore: Dreadful Places
Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology
Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories
The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories
Impossible Owls: Essays
Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts
Training School for Negro Girls
Close to the Bone (Widow's Island, #1)
A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)
The Christmas Scorpion (Jack Reacher, #22.5)
Through Blood, Through Fire (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #8)
Norse Mythology
Evidence of the Affair
The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners collection)
All We Want (Alabama Summer, #6)
Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
Gone to Her Grave (Rogue River, #2)
Fox 8
Boca Raton
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
Her Grave Secrets (Rogue River #3)
Evenfall by AisThe Student Prince by FayJayAfterimage by AisThe Violet and the Tom by Eve OcotilloFade by Ais
Favorite Unpublished M/M Stories
288 books — 1,191 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
858 books — 2,313 voters

The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Immigrant Experience Literature
768 books — 1,156 voters
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerLamb by Christopher MooreA Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Best Humor Writing
573 books — 716 voters

Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeDubliners by James JoyceA Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Collections of Short Stories
2,443 books — 1,827 voters
Romancing the Paranormal by Stephanie RoweSummer Fire by Gennita LowPeace, Love, & Romance by Jennifer TheriotIndulgence by Sharon HamiltonPropose To Me by Caroline Andrus
Best Romance Anthologies/Collections
200 books — 663 voters

Interpreter of Maladies
Tenth of December
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Nine Stories
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
The Yellow Wall-Paper
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Her Body and Other Parties
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Stories of Your Life and Others
The Lottery
Unaccustomed Earth

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Junot Díaz
We all dream dreams of unity, of purity; we all dream that there's an authoritative voice out there that will explain things, including ourselves. If it wasn't for our longing for these things, I doubt the novel or the short story would exist in its current form. I'm not going to say much more on the topic. Just remember: In dictatorships, only one person is really allowed to speak. And when I write a book or a story, I too am the only one speaking, no matter how I hide behind my characters.
Junot Diaz

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Cate Kennedy, Dark Roots: Stories

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