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Types of Short Stories

Anecdote
Anecdote

Examples of Anecdotes By YourDictionary Anecdotes cover a wide variety of stories and tales, especially since they can be about basically any subject under the sun. What is an anecdote, you ask? An anecdote is a short story, usually serving to make the listeners laugh or ponder over a topic.

Comedy
Comedy

Humorous Short Stories Since humor is subjective it’s difficult to classify a story as humorous; not everyone is going to find a particular story funny. These stories are generally considered funny, or they’re stories that I’ve found somewhat funny.

Drabble
Drabble

A drabble is a short work of fiction of one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.

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Fable
Fable

Online library of short fables for kids to read and learn. Aesop's and Panchtrantra's moral based stories for learning what matters the most. Read more.

Feghoot
Feghoot

A feghoot is a narrative (usually an anecdote or short story) that concludes with an elaborate pun.

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Flash Fiction
Flash Fiction

In the 1920s flash fiction was referred to as the "short short story" and was associated ... and The Third Word Press using flash-fiction to create stories on ...

Frame Story
Frame Story

Frame story, also called frame tale, overall unifying story within which one or more tales are related. In the single story, the opening and closing constitutes a frame. In the cyclical frame story—that is, a story in which several tales are related—some frames are externally imposed and only loosely bind the diversified stories.

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General Cross-Genre
General Cross-Genre

Stories are told in a straightforward, linear manner, and they meet reader expectations: endings are usually happy, questions are resolved, and loose ends are tied up. Publishers like genre novels because they have a built-in market, e.g. fantasy readers, western readers, science fiction readers.

Journey and Return
Journey and Return

She is the 2nd Prize winner of ‘Story Camps: Pen Your Story’ story-writing competition – under 10 category. Read more stories by Kids here. Read other prize winning stories from older contests in our Hall of Fame.

Matron Literature
Matron Literature

What the Young Matron is Wearing ~ A Short Story by Allen Kopp (Published in The Legendary.) In preparation for company coming for dinner, Peachy Keen was in her boudoir putting the finishing touches to her toilette.

Mini-Saga
Mini-Saga

A mini saga is a story told in exactly 50 words. Before trying to write mini sagas, which can be creative masterpieces, students work with a class reading sheet of 12 mini sagas. Eleven of the sagas are taken from Mini Sagas: 1999 (The published results of the Daily Telegraph mini sagas competition).

Overcoming the Monster
Overcoming the Monster

Christopher Booker had the same idea in 2004, and wrote The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Write Stories, which argues that all stories told in any medium can be categorized into one of seven archetypes. Today, we’re covering the first plot: Overcoming the Monster.

Quest
Quest

Mili went with her brothers(Fili and Kili) on their quest to reclaim their homeland. When she first met Bilbo, Mili thought he was a wimp, but Mili decided that she ...

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Rags to Riches
Rags to Riches

In fact, many of the wealthiest people in the world started their journeys in slums and orphanages. Many of them even credit their hardship with giving them the motivation, understanding, and personality required to make it to the top. These are 25 inspirational rags to riches stories.

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Rebirth A Story of Renewal
Rebirth A Story of Renewal

A Christmas Carol is probably the best-known example of a Rebirth story, with Scrooge as the villain-hero, and the three ghosts as redemption figures. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is another example (a lot of holiday stories, it seems, fall under this umbrella).

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Story Sequence
Story Sequence

Sequencing refers to the identification of the components of a story — the beginning, middle, and end — and also to the ability to retell the events within a given text in the order in which they occurred. The ability to sequence events in a text is a key comprehension strategy, especially for narrative texts.

Suspense Fiction
Suspense Fiction

Suspense is the element of both fiction and some nonfiction that makes the reader uncertain about the outcome. While most obvious in mystery stories such as those published in Ellery Queen”s Mystery Magazine or Alfred Hitchcock”s Mystery Magazine, suspense is present in all good fiction.

Thriller Mystery Fiction Legal Thriller Medical Thriller
Thriller Mystery Fiction Legal Thriller Medical Thriller

Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres. Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety. Successful examples of thrillers are the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Tragedy
Tragedy

About Short Stories 101 ShortStories101.com is a platform for people who want to read and/or write short stories online. Users can publish their short stories online, or simply harness the website's functionality to find more stories to enjoy reading.

Tragedy Melodrama
Tragedy Melodrama

About Short Stories 101 ShortStories101.com is a platform for people who want to read and/or write short stories online. Users can publish their short stories online, or simply harness the website's functionality to find more stories to enjoy reading.

Urban Fiction
Urban Fiction

I love to read urban novels. You grabbed my interest from the very start with all the unexpected drama. Your writing style is straight to the point, not smothered in fluffy words and wordy paragraphs.You describe the atmosphere and characters with great detail, making it very easy to compose a mental visual.

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Westerns
Westerns

Choose from thousands of free Westerns Short Stories from the best up-and-coming writers. Add your own stories.

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Workplace Tell-all
Workplace Tell-all

Work Motivation. Work motivation? I tell the news right at the start: it is not about money only. Of course money can play a big part in work motivation (we all need to pay our bills, after all), but the pay check alone just isn´t enough to carry you to that magical good feeling place about your job.