Short Story Filter
  1. A girl’s story

    “But the boy had not been able to stop giving away the pieces of his heart, you see. And he had run out. There were none left to share with the girl.” A sad (and true) tale of depression, adultery, and divorce, made all the more moving for its simple storytelling style.

    Mental Health
  2. Shoot That Frog: A Christmas Comeuppance

    “‘He’s coming down the chimney soon,’ Father grumbled, his hand caressing the barrel of the Frog Shooter on his lap.” At waltbox, Walt Walker writes a fictional account of a comedically dysfunctional family Christmas.

    Fiction
    Photo by Global Panorama
  3. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  4. NonBinary Review

    NonBinary Review authors reinvent classic texts, from Grimm’s fairy tales to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Their short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art interacts with the original work to fill in blanks, extend the story, and offer a fresh perspective.

    Fiction
  5. Poured Out

    “It was his first day on his new job. He wasn’t very good at it.” In this short story, the main and only character’s easy job turns out not to be as slam-dunk as he expects it to be.

    Fiction
  6. The City Born Great

    “The City Born Great” is a short story from Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin: “I live the city. It thrives and it is mine. I am its worthy avatar, and together? We will never be afraid again.”

    Fiction
    Photo by Jules Antonio CCBY SA 2.0
  7. Perseids

    “Those who are unable to believe in the old ways go south, where life loses this rawness.” In the Tin House archives, writer Emma Cline publishes flash fiction, “Perseids,” set in Tasiilaq, Greenland.

    Fiction
  8. Penguin Roald Dahl

    On this Penguin site for the bestselling author, browse and sample new collections of Dahl’s short stories for adults: tales of intrigue, desire, greed, and fear. Discover Roald Dahl as you’ve never read him before.

    Authors
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  9. Place for the Stolen

    “Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered.” Daily short fiction, set with creative type and color, from Jenny Maloney.

    Fiction
  10. Hawai`i Pacific Review

    Hawai`i Pacific Review is a literary journal based in Honolulu’s Hawai`i Pacific University, and has been publishing quality poetry, fiction, and essays since 1987.

    Essay
  11. The Perfect Stranger

    “That was that, a beautiful boy passing in and out of my consciousness. A rare solar event, spectacular to witness but never to be glimpsed again in this lifetime.” When you never actually meet, a perfect stranger always remains perfect.

    Fiction
    people in a hurry, on the london underground
  12. Wild Ink

    On his blog, West Yorkshire-based novelist Richard Smyth publishes short stories and excerpts. His novels include Wild Ink, published in 2014, and his newest novel, Quays, which seeks backers through Unbound, the London-based crowdfunding publisher.

    Authors
  13. Word Shamble

    Lynn’s short and flash fiction spans a variety of genres and topics but is always warm, richly detailed, and deeply human.

    Fiction
  14. One Sentence, Three Tiny Tales: A Flash Fiction Collection

    In this flash fiction collection, we asked three writers to create their own little worlds — with a few caveats. Each story is 300 words or less, and starts with the same opening line.

    Fiction
    Snow globe image by Becky Stern, (CC BY-SA 2.0).
  15. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

    The Wonder is a short story by Emma Donoghue — author of Room — which was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

    Fiction
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