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Short Stories (102 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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The Cockatiel Confessions and Other Collected Short Stories

By: Ms. Lavanya Srinivasan

The hilarious exploits of a domesticated cockatiel and an oft-forgotten yet faintly remembered celestial journey. A young woman trades away her life credits while a mother elsewhere gently chides her young son. What could possibly happen when a tribal chieftain meets a time traveler? What on earth is a wribulizer and why is the moon actually blue! How does an up-and-coming writer deal with the terror of murderous thugs ransacking her home while her scientist...

" I don’t remember when I was born or how many times I was transported before I first saw “Chirp”, my human and her mate “Chirp-chirp”. I have heard it said before by Fuff-fuff, the resident sage of my first non tree nest (a yellow-red mishmash of colours and an upturned beak) that first impressions are often the truest but I have to admit, my first peek at Chirp and Chirp-Chirp was not positive." ***********************************************************************...

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Deeping vs Deeping : A short story for teenagers and adults, Level...

By: Tony J Moon

This series of reading books is arranged in levels of reading difficulty ranging from 1 to 5. The easiest is level 1, the hardest level 5. All these books are royalty free and can be copied used printed and distributed, acted out in plays etc, etc without any restriction. They are designed to be easily read on a computer and can be printed on standard A4 size paper. There is no bad language or offensive words anywhere in these books.

We decided to bicycle to Upper Deeping as it was not that far and the weather forecast for the day was good. After half an hour of pedalling we had left any sort of main road or sign posts or in fact any visible signs of life. We had been cycling down some rather narrow lanes for what seemed like more miles than we had thought we needed to get there. We began to wonder if we had perhaps missed the village when just over the hedges we saw the small spire of a very and I m...

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'Upon a Time Tales: A Bouquet of Stories to Uplift the Spirit and ...

By: dan menkin

These 17 stories explore spiritual growth from a variety of approaches. Just vaguely science fiction, a bit social fantasy, these allegorical tales from the 1980s anticipate our fascination with digital reality and ask us to look deeper. What are we really seeking in relationships? How far from our comfort-zone will we stretch? What does it mean to be a disciple of a Higher Calling? What is our purpose in life? And how are we dealing with the obstacles that keep us...

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Moscas el Sicario - Valentino

By: Valentino

El Moscas era sicario, y de los más atroces. Su pelo encanecido le daba una áurea de sabio y bonachón. Tenía cincuenta años, una mente lúcida, y una singular condición física que no había perdido siquiera un ápice de su habilidad juvenil. Era una leyenda viva en el bajo mundo de la mafia. Como la antigua Roma, se decía que todas las historias de muerte, y las sentencias de los moribundos, llegaban a él. Célebres eran sus cancioncitas corrosivas que solamente él era capaz...

El Moscas era sicario, y de los más atroces. Su pelo encanecido le daba una áurea de sabio y bonachón. Tenía cincuenta años, una mente lúcida, y una singular condición física que no había perdido siquiera un ápice de su habilidad juvenil. Era una leyenda viva en el bajo mundo de la mafia. Como la antigua Roma, se decía que todas las historias de muerte, y las sentencias de los moribundos, llegaban a él. Célebres eran sus cancioncitas corrosivas que solamente él era capaz...

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Diário de um Par de Olhos

By: André Santanchè

Nem sempre foi óbvio o quanto sou diferente das outras pessoas. Eventualmente eu me dei conta. Parece estranho como vivi tanto tempo pensando que todos veem o mundo como eu. As pessoas se divertem quando eu digo que não as reconheço de óculos escuros, porque não consigo ver os olhos. Parece uma invenção. Até mesmo eu acreditei que estava inventando. E talvez esteja. O doutor apontou aquela luz para o fundo dos meus olhos em uma tarde do dia dois. Não encontrei nenhum p...

Começa escuro, mas eu não tenho medo. Lembro hoje como em todos os tempos, é uma parte de uma memória antiga, o som da chuva e dos trovões distantes. Eu ainda não tinha nascido, e aquela intimidade com o som do mundo vazio, onde chove, se fundiu comigo, ali dentro, um pouco antes de eu nascer. A chuva. Escuro e recolhido, ao som daquela coisa que eu ainda não tinha visto, a chuva, eu quis, como o faria toda a vida, que nunca acabasse e, por isso, demorei a sair. ...

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Panchatantra : Stories for Children in Oriya, Volume 4

By: Mrs. Madhuri Adhikary

Panchatantra (In Sanskrit, Pancha means ‘five’ and Tantra means ‘principles’) was written in Sanskrit by Pandit Vishnu Sharma some 1,500 years back for sons of King Amarshakti to impart them with knowledge based on the central Hindu principles of ‘niti shashtra’ – character education along with wisdom to manage the kingdom. The Panchatantra is a collection of short stories under five headings - Mitra Bhedha [The loss of friends]; Mitra Samprapti [How to win friends]; Kak...

The stories in this book has been written in simple language in prose and poetry form and depicted in the form of pictures to make reading an enjoyable experience. The font size, pictures and lucid language will definitely capture children’s interest and learnings will be deeply ingrained It will serve as a wealth of knowledge and learning for children of all ages

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Unicorn

By: Mollie Player

After a difficult first year of parenthood, overwhelmed suburban couple Sam and Alex decide they want more kids, more help, more love and more friendship. Their solution: a second wife, sometimes known as a unicorn. Soon, their quest is underway. They share laughs, adventures and sex club antics until finally they meet Cassidy, a good match. Or is she?

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Being Good

By: Mollie Player

In the year 2081, Francie lived in a small village called Gallitia. It was simple. It was peaceful. It was beautiful. But there was one problem. Francie couldn’t leave. Oh, and then there were the people that wanted to bring electricity and change everything. And the boy with the very red hair, who Francie suspected was somehow part of this change. The question, then, became: Will Francie change, too?

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The Summer of Doc and Enoch

By: Angie Rocque

A young worker encounters two brothers whose simplistic views and acceptance of life proves both humorous and thought provoking.

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心宇将灭万事休 : 心宇将灭, Volume 1: 心宇将灭

By: yuxiaoming xiaoming yu; yuxiaoming xiaoming yu

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾

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心宇将灭万事休 : 心宇将灭万事休, Volume 1: 心宇将灭万事休

By: 俞小明 俞小明 xiaoming; 俞小明 俞小明 yu

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾

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心宇将灭万事休 : 心宇将灭万事休, Volume 1: 心宇将灭万事休

By: 俞小明 俞小明 xiaoming; 俞小明 俞小明 yu

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題,因為頂著一個「漢奸罪名」而惶惶不可終日,最終,侍女小倩為了報答碧城小姐的恩情選擇了犧牲自己,書中展現了幾位主人公的情感糾葛,不僅故事趣味可口,也有許多值得人們思辨的地方。

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題,因為頂著一個「漢奸罪名」而惶惶不可終日,最終,侍女小倩為了報答碧城小姐的恩情選擇了犧牲自己,書中展現了幾位主人公的情感糾葛,不僅故事趣味可口,也有許多值得人們思辨的地方。

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心宇将灭万事休 : 心宇将灭万事休, Volume 1: 心宇将灭万事休

By: 俞小明 俞小明 yuxiaoming; 俞小明 俞小明 yy

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題,因為頂著一個「漢奸罪名」而惶惶不可終日,最終,侍女小倩為了報答碧城小姐的恩情選擇了犧牲自己,書中展現了幾位主人公的情感糾葛,不僅故事趣味可口,也有許多值得人們思辨的地方。

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題,因為頂著一個「漢奸罪名」而惶惶不可終日,最終,侍女小倩為了報答碧城小姐的恩情選擇了犧牲自己,書中展現了幾位主人公的情感糾葛,不僅故事趣味可口,也有許多值得人們思辨的地方。

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心宇将灭 : 心宇将灭: 心宇将灭

By: 俞小明 俞小明 yuxiaoming; 俞小明 俞小明 yy

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題,因為頂著一個「漢奸罪名」而惶惶不可終日,最終,侍女小倩為了報答碧城小姐的恩情選擇了犧牲自己,書中展現了幾位主人公的情感糾葛,不僅故事趣味可口,也有許多值得人們思辨的地方。

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題,因為頂著一個「漢奸罪名」而惶惶不可終日,最終,侍女小倩為了報答碧城小姐的恩情選擇了犧牲自己,書中展現了幾位主人公的情感糾葛,不僅故事趣味可口,也有許多值得人們思辨的地方。

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心宇將滅胡兰成 : 心宇將滅胡兰成, Volume 初版: 心宇將滅胡兰成

By: 俞小明 俞小明 俞小明; 俞小明 俞小明 俞小明

本作品是一部虛構的近代言情歷史小說,故事含沙射影地道出了上個世紀40年代的歷史變遷,幾位主人公糾結著自己的歷史問題,因為頂著一個「漢奸罪名」而惶惶不可終日,最終,侍女小倩為了報答碧城小姐的恩情選擇了犧牲自己,書中展現了幾位主人公的情感糾葛,不僅故事趣味可口,也有許多值得人們思辨的地方。

序 說起與作者相識有些時日,這期間多談論創作之道。今有幸為其提序,心之快矣。 我並非故作文言狀,只是忽而想起,覺得這其中樂趣諸多。既以如此,那便先來談作者,我覺作者對本文的態度可謂之認真,於創作期間,其改過多稿,甚有推翻前作,能做到如此實屬不易。 依我之見,其從前之作品可不看,但這部不看也許是種損失。雖本文也有不足之處,但與之前作品相比,是有進步,與不同之處的。於作品我不必過多言語,大家看後便知,相信會有所收穫。

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Evermore and Pants

By: Margaret Medici

Two short stories, each looks at life in the future. In Evermore, an old lady finds solace in a gift from her husband. In Pants, a son supports his elderly mother using an unusual nurse.

From Evermore: The moment the great glass doors of the shopping mall slid silently open, Miriam regretted her decision to come. She hadn’t visited the mall for over a year and was horrified to find herself besieged by scantily clad young men and women, all jostling to persuade her to visit their shop. They were astonishingly beautiful: tall, graceful, perfect features, with large eyes and ideal bodies.

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Panchatantra 3 : Stories for Children in Oriya

By: Madhuri Adhikary

Panchatantra (In Sanskrit, Pancha means ‘five’ and Tantra means ‘principles’) was written in Sanskrit by Pandit Vishnu Sharma some 1,500 years back for sons of King Amarshakti to impart them with knowledge based on the central Hindu principles of ‘niti shashtra’ – character education along with wisdom to manage the kingdom. The Panchatantra is a collection of short stories under five headings - Mitra Bhedha [The loss of friends]; Mitra Samprapti [How to win friends]; Ka...

The stories in this book has been written in simple language in prose and poetry form and depicted in the form of pictures to make reading an enjoyable experience. The font size, pictures and lucid language will definitely capture children’s interest and learnings will be deeply ingrained It will serve as a wealth of knowledge and learning for children of all ages

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