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Short Stories (81 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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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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The Summer of Doc and Enoch

By: Angelin Gent 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 Days of Green Beans and Cabbage

By: Angelin Gent 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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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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The Last Blue Rose

By: Angelin Gent Rocque

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

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The Corn Crib

By: Angelin Gent Rocque

A child is given a new perspective on human nature.

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By: Jack Milton Williams

A short story.

Alex hated life. He hated school. He hated his parents. He hated that people did not believe him that he could see the future. He hated the kids at school. He hated his friends. He hated the neighbors. He hated everything. Hated it so much. No one understood Alex. He also hated his name. Only he was stuck with it. There was no one who could help him. Doctors couldn't. He hated doctors. He was depressed. And he didn't know what he was going to do. Not at all. He wanted to...

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Group

By: Jack Milton Williams

A short story.

“Michael. It is time to get up. You'll miss group.” said Stacy. “Okay I'm up.” I said. The year was 2011. That I knew. And it was November Eleventh. Remembrance Day. The end of World War One. That was so long ago now.

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Second Chance

By: Jack Milton Williams

a short story.

Raphael was in his cell. They called him Raph for short. Soon it would be time to go out on the range. He was tense. Today was an important day. Today was the day he was going to beat Viktor. Vik owed him money. And it was time to pay. Raph sold drugs that he had smuggled into the prison. And if you didn't pay you got fucked up. Raph was a dangerous guy. He was in for murder. He murdered a bank teller in a botched robbery.

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Toast

By: Jack Milton Williams

A short story.

Then everyone gulped their drink. Including Marty. But for him it did not go so well. He had a heart attack. It started as a severe pain in his chest. Very quickly it crippled him. He dropped his drink. He fell to the floor. Maybe it was just to much stress for him. People noticed. His relatives.

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Mirror Mirror

By: Jack Milton Williams

A short story.

One thing you should know about me. I'm a tranny. I suffer from transvestic fetishism. It gets me off so much. I just love to look at myself dressed up as a hot girl. Especially when I'm stoned on pot. It's the best. It really is the shit. I have so many sexy clothes. Only now I'm afraid of the mirror. The mirror. My favorite thing. I've kissed girls. It was good. Don't get me wrong. I just can't figure out what I want. I can't at all. Girls or be a girl. Or be a girl with a girl.

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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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ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΑ ΙΤΑΛΙΚΑ ΔΙΗΓΗΜΑΤΑ

By: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΙΔΗΣ, Translator

Συλλογή δεκατριών σύγχρονων ιταλικών διηγημάτων διαφόρων συγγραφέων. It's a collection of thirteen modern italian short stories written by various authors.

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