Short story

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A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood.wikipedia
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William Boyd (writer)

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We are drawn to short stories as the well-told story, and as William Boyd, the award-winning British author and short story writer has said:
William Boyd (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.

Novel

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Short stories make use of plot, resonance, and other dynamic components as in a novel, but typically to a lesser degree. While the short story is largely distinct from the novel or novella (a shorter novel), authors generally draw from a common pool of literary techniques.
(Since the 18th century, the term "novella", or "novelle" in German, has been used in English and other European languages to describe a long short story or a short novel.)

Pin Drop Studio

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In 2012 Pin Drop Studio launched a short story salon held regularly in London and other major cities.
Pin Drop Studio is an arts and entertainment studio founded in 2012 by Simon Oldfield and Elizabeth Day, with a particular focus on short fiction.

Alice Munro

In 2013, Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature—her citation read "master of the contemporary short story."
Alice Ann Munro (, née Laidlaw ; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.

Fiction

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A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood.
In its most narrow usage, fiction refers to novels, but it may also denote any "literary narrative" (see literary fiction), including novels, novellas, and short stories.

Sunday Times Short Story Award

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Prominent short story awards such as The Sunday Times Short Story Award and the Pin Drop Studio Short Story Award, attract hundreds of entries each year.
The Sunday Times Short Story Award is a British literary award for a single short story open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK or Ireland.

Children of the Corn

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"Children of the Corn" is a short story by Stephen King, first published in the March 1977 issue of Penthouse, and later collected in King's 1978 collection Night Shift.

Hearts in Atlantis

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Hearts in Atlantis (1999) is a collection of two novellas and three short stories by Stephen King, all connected to one another by recurring characters and taking place in roughly chronological order.

A Sound of Thunder

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"A Sound of Thunder" is a science fiction short story by American writer Ray Bradbury, first published in Collier's magazine in the June 28, 1952 issue, and later in Bradbury's collection The Golden Apples of the Sun in 1953.

The Lottery

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The New Yorker continued to publish the works of the form's leading mid-century practitioners, including Shirley Jackson, whose story, "The Lottery", published in 1948, elicited the strongest response in the magazine's history to that time.
"The Lottery" is a short story written by Shirley Jackson, first published in the June 26, 1948 issue of The New Yorker.

12:01 PM

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"12:01 P.M." is a short story by American writer Richard A. Lupoff, which was published in the December 1973 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Essay

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A classic definition of a short story is that one should be able to read it in one sitting, a point most notably made in Edgar Allan Poe's essay "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846).
An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument — but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of a paper, an article, a pamphlet, and a short story.

Novella

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While the short story is largely distinct from the novel or novella (a shorter novel), authors generally draw from a common pool of literary techniques.
A novella is a work of narrative prose fiction, longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.

Fairy tale

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The precursors of short story were legends, mythic tales, folk tales, fairy tales, fables and anecdotes which were present in various ancient communities across the world.
A fairy tale, wonder tale, magic tale, or Märchen is an instance of a folklore genre that takes the form of a short story.

The Garden of Forking Paths

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An example is Jorge Luis Borges, who won American fame with "The Garden of Forking Paths", published in the August 1948 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
"The Garden of Forking Paths" (original Spanish title: "El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan") is a 1941 short story by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges.

O. Henry Award

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Another example is O. Henry (author of "Gift of the Magi"), for whom the O. Henry Award is named.
Henry Award''' is an annual American award given to short stories of exceptional merit.

Raymond Carver

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American examples include: Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver.
Raymond Clevie Carver Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short-story writer and poet.

Story within a story

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The Frame story or frame narrative or story within a story is a narrative technique which probably originated in ancient Indian works such as Panchatantra.
A story within a story can be used in all types of narration: novels, short stories, plays, television programs, films, poems, songs, and philosophical essays.

Science fiction

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As a point of reference for the genre writer, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America define short story length in the Nebula Awards for science fiction submission guidelines as having a word count of fewer than 7,500 words.
In 1984, William Gibson's first novel, Neuromancer, helped popularize cyberpunk and the word "cyberspace," a term he originally coined in his 1982 short story Burning Chrome.

Twice-Told Tales

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Nathaniel Hawthorne published the first part of his Twice-Told Tales in 1837.
Twice-Told Tales is a short story collection in two volumes by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Charles Brockden Brown

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One of the earliest short stories in the United States was Charles Brockden Brown's "Somnambulism" from 1805.
Although Brown was not the first American novelist, as some early criticism claimed, the breadth and complexity of his achievement as a writer in multiple genres (novels, short stories, essays and periodical writings, poetry, historiography, and reviews) makes him a crucial figure in U.S. literature and culture of the 1790s, and the first decade of the 19th century.

The Fall of the House of Usher

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Poe's classic stories are "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Gold Bug, and the first detective stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter". In "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846) Poe argued that a literary work (short story) should be short enough for a reader to finish in one sitting.
"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a narrative short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839 in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine before being included in the collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque in 1840.

The Tell-Tale Heart

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Poe's classic stories are "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Gold Bug, and the first detective stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter". In "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846) Poe argued that a literary work (short story) should be short enough for a reader to finish in one sitting.
"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843.

The Cask of Amontillado

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Poe's classic stories are "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Gold Bug, and the first detective stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter". In "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846) Poe argued that a literary work (short story) should be short enough for a reader to finish in one sitting.
"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado" ) is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.

The Pit and the Pendulum

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Poe's classic stories are "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Gold Bug, and the first detective stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter". In "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846) Poe argued that a literary work (short story) should be short enough for a reader to finish in one sitting.
"The Pit and the Pendulum" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842 in the literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843.