Arts, Crafts, Music, & Events of Breckinridge County Issue 8, January 2016 - Page 30

a collection of original writings

Short Stories

Short Stories

A short story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization.

Often, a short story is one of the most enjoyable of all literature. The author chooses every word carefully to quickly and completely develop a story line without loss of detail.