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short story

n.
A short piece of prose fiction, having few characters and aiming at unity of effect.

short story

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp one that concentrates on a single theme

short′ sto′ry


n.
a piece of prose fiction, usu. under 10,000 words.

short story

A short but complete piece of prose fiction concentrating on a single theme.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.short story - a prose narrative shorter than a novel
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
Translations
أقصوصةقصة قصيرةقِصَةٌ قَصِيرَة
povídka
novelle
novelli
kratka priča
smásaga
短篇小説
단편 소설
novell
เรื่องสั้น
truyện ngắn

short story

nracconto, novella

short story

قِصَةٌ قَصِيرَة povídka novelle Kurzgeschichte διήγημα cuento novelli nouvelle kratka priča racconto 短篇小説 단편 소설 kort verhaal novelle opowiadanie conto рассказ novell เรื่องสั้น kısa öykü truyện ngắn 短篇小说
References in classic literature ?
It is the first short story I ever wrote and marks, in a manner of speaking, the end of my first phase, the Malayan phase with its special subject and its verbal suggestions.
It was after an interval of long groping amongst vague impulses and hesitations which ended in the production of "The Nigger" that I turned to my third short story in the order of time, the first in this volume: "Karain: A Memory.
Then he tried, as an experiment, a short story, and before he broke his stride he had finished six short stories and despatched them to various magazines.
I've done a good deal of short story writing for the magazines, but I've never had the leisure that seems to be necessary for the writing of a book.
As this observation is pretty deep, I will illustrate it by the following short story.
Moreover he had received at breakfast a letter from the editor of a monthly magazine accepting a short story.
When she began to call me Amy, I told her my short story, and that you had always called me Little Dorrit.
Speaking of stories, Diana," remarked Anne, in a significant, confidential tone, "do you know that lately I have been wondering if I could write a short story -- a story that would be good enough to be published?
But here the barber said, "I ask your worships to give me leave to tell a short story of something that happened in Seville, which comes so pat to the purpose just now that I should like greatly to tell it.
In 1706 he had written a masterly short story, 'The Apparition of Mrs.
The history of fiction has been dominated by the novel and the short story.
The awards to be conferred are the awards for Novel, Taiwanese Short Story, Hakka Short Story, Indigenous Peoples' Chinese Short Story, and Screenplay.