#short stories

7 Engaging Short Story Collections by Indian Writers

Find engaging, bite-sized stories about Indians in India and abroad in these short story collections by Indian writers, including If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi by Neel Patel.

6 More Short Story Collections on Audio for Your TBR

When you're having trouble focusing on the page and the story, give your brain relief and nourishment with these compelling short story collections on audio

The Ultimate Guide To YA Short Stories By Your Favorite YA Authors

A handy index of the YA short stories written by your favorite YA authors.

20 Must-Read Small Press Short Story Collections and Anthologies

Have a quick bite of these excellent small press short story collections and anthologies sampling a wide variety of genres, themes, and perspectives.

8 Outstanding Short Story Collections

Get to know a new author or read some shorter works by some of your favorites with these excellent short story collections.

20 Must-Read Fantasy and Sci-Fi Short Story Collections

Add some of the best fantastic, ambiguous, twisting, mysterious, and world-bending SFF short story collections out there right now to your TBR.

Genre Primer: Short Story Examples in (Almost) Every Genre

These short story examples are all free online, and every story has been paired with a novel in case you need more of that genre right away.

16 Funny Short Stories and Books to Brighten Your Mood

In the midst of researching news reports and washing your hands, here is a list of 16 funny short stories and books to brighten your mood.

How Do I Incorporate Short Stories Back Into My Reading Life?

A reader who fell out of love with short story collections ponders how best to make reading short stories part of the routine again.

7 Short Mystery Stories

Short mystery stories you can read in one sitting.

In Praise of the Short Story

Do short stories get the short end of the stick when we talk about works of literature? Here's one reader on why the form deserves more praise.

5 Short Story Anthologies for February

It's time to get excited about stories again this year. And what better way to get our reading energy back than with some short story anthologies?

15 Science Fiction Short Stories To Take You Out of this World

We're in a new golden age of science fiction, especially science fiction short stories. These are some of the best stories you can read right now online.

4 of the Best Free Holiday Short Stories Online About Season’s Drama

If you find the holidays more foreboding than cheerful, find someone to relate to in these 4 free holiday short stories available to read online.

Have a Spooky Holiday With Christmas Ghost Stories

Christmas ghost stories were part of celebrations in Victorian England. These spooky tales are perfect to bring this tradition into the 21st century.