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Short Stories (87 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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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, Volume 3

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]; 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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Sprang Water Tonic

By: Angie Rocque

Mountain women as healers to the back woods Appalachian community and a few of the remedies they used.

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Eight Elephants & A Dreaming Dragon

By: Galorian Creations

8 elephants wished to wake up the dreaming dragon.

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Hitchhiker

By: Jack Williams

A short book.

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Fern's Linen Sheet

By: Angie Rocque

A young woman and her husband come to terms about their marriage.

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The Fable of the Birds

By: Angie Rocque

A small village learns the value of kindness.

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Wish

By: Jack Williams

A man has a breakdown.

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Whore

By: Jack Williams

A gambler is forced to go to great lengths.

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The Days of Green Beans and Cabbage

By: Angie 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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The Corn Crib

By: Angie Rocque

A child is given a new perspective on human nature.

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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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The Last Blue Rose

By: Angie Rocque

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

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The Reflection in the Window

By: Angie Rocque

A sequel to John Cheever's 1964 story "The Swimmer", Nettie finds resolution to the problems that destroyed his life and a new beginning.

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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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John Death

By: Richard Shekari

In the search for protection from his enemies, a wealthy business man hires the service of John Death, a hero to whom he owes his life, and hands the keys to his empire which within lies his sole possession; his daughter. A move which would later see its folly.

As the white sports car slowly drove towards the entrance to St. Joan’s chapel to the sight of the onlooking congregation, John glanced at the tall elderly Priest through his window, should he step down and join the congregation as they matched into the chapel or just zoom off. His eyes gazing at the concealed scarred face of the Priest, reluctant on whether he should join them, John lifted his foot off the accelerator and unto the brake pedal, putting the car to a halt ...

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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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