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short story

noun as in short work of fiction

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The latter will be a feature film called Dolly and is based on a short story written by Elizabeth Bear.

These books are accompanied by dazzling short story collections, heartbreaking debuts and more.

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As the implanted microelectrodes silently recorded the brain cells’ electrical activity, the team asked the participants to listen to a short story.

There are many elements to consider when reading a short story, but perhaps the most important one is what kind of ending the author chooses.

She published a few short stories and poems and was an editorial assistant for Oxford University Press in Manhattan before her marriage, in 1948, to Jonathan Bishop, who became a literary scholar.

Sometimes a column has the economy and rhythm of a short story.

His latest book is a short story collection, Even a Street Dog: Las Vegas Stories.

A study in American military control, a haunting sui generis novel, and a playful new short story collection.

Did you set any technical challenges with this short story collection?

How did your favorite short story writers shape your sensibility?

For we changed our plan, gave up the projected Monte Cristo, and cut it down for a short story.

Above all, they have brought the short story to a point of singular perfection.

"It is a very short story," said Bartram, now entirely calm, as he leaned against his desk and folded his arms.

One, in fact, seems to us a superb short story, but many of the other nineteen are rot.

Bickerton has a short story to tell, inadequate to the months of work which were expended on that converted aeroplane.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to short story, such as: narrative, novella, tale, account, novelette, and yarn.

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