short story

  1. a prose narrative shorter than a novel
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  • If you are a Nature subscriber, or willing to pay the weregild, my short story "Annie Webber" is live there today. Anonymous moves into the real world, calling for flash-crowd style protests on February 10th.
  • At the back door, out of inexorable necessity, in developed and convincingness and sincerity laid down by all authorities on the art of the short story. Confession
  • Though I was on friendlier, more relaxed and affectionate terms with my fellow western-New Yorker John Gardner, who'd published an early short story of mine titled "The Death of Mrs. Sheer" in his literary magazine "MSS" -- and who regarded me, somewhat embarrassingly, as a "major American writer" -- like himself -- it can't be said that John Gardner was a mentor of mine either. Joyce Carol Oates's 'In the Absence of Mentors/Monsters': Narrative Magazine
  • Of course, we went to Gallipoli, and may I tell you one short story of an occurrence in Gallipoli -- a true story. The Outlook of Empire
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an old short story by Washington Irving.
  • This short story was published by two journals of repute.
  • As a master of the short story, Katherine Mansfield's distinctive narrative art is her main contribution to the development of the short story.
  • She wants to move on to the short story, but I see her father's ghost is still unappeased.
  • I've used it as a writing sample before and it's scored me three freelance jobs with its copious merit; but every time I submit it to a short story market, the verdict is always, This is great, but it's too long for our format. June 30th, 2005
  • Greta Christina is the editor of Best Erotic Comics 2008, and the author of "Deprogramming," an erotic short story from my new anthology. Boing Boing
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