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Short Stories


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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El carnaval literario

By: Valentino Valentino

Un escritor se cansa de la pomposidad publicitaria de las editoriales internacionales y decide por su cuenta buscar la verdad sobre la literatura actual.

En cierta ocasión, gracias a mi ortodoxia literaria y cansado de la hipocresía del mundo editorial, decidí organizar mi propia exhibición de libros. Estaba harto de sus mentiras. “La literatura deber ser sincera consigo misma, debe ser honesta y, por ende, transformadora”, me convencí con grandilocuencia. “Debe contener en ella todo un universo holístico para el lector”, afirmé con la mayor de mis seriedades. “Debe enseñarle a desarrollar las capacidades de opinión y ...

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El Marrón Inmortal

By: Valentino Valentino

Un abuelo marrón centroamericano se encuentra en Madrid y reflexiona sobre su futuro cuando se acerca el coronavirus

Soy un puto abuelo de 80 años que todavía gusta de un buen sexo, un oloroso habano, una botella de aguardiente, despertarme en la madrugada y caminar con el rocío de la mañana. Nunca fui un hombre amable, lo confieso, y por mi tostado y oscuro color, la gente lo asumía con tan solo echarme un vistazo; ¿pero qué podía hacer si toda la vida me la había pasado pegando bloques bajo el abrasador sol de los trópicos del Caribe, donde nací, y dónde la vida es dura y hay que ser...

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Cuarentena

By: Valentino Valentino

Un empresario americano decide que sus empleados no guarden la cuarentena, lo que resulta en el peor de sus errores.

El señor John Thompson había decidido que no cerraría su fábrica de pantalones por la cuarentena ni sus otras quince fábricas de camisetas ubicadas en la ciudad de Choloma, en Honduras. El Gobierno había emitido un “Toque de Queda” y obligaba a la gente a permanecer en sus casas. Para Mr. Thompson, todo aquel escándalo del “virus chino” le olía a patrañas y lo tenía muy molesto. “¡Cómo era posible! ¡Ah, estos chinos afeminados y sus noticias falsas!, gritaba mientras se ...

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Stories Varied : A Book of Short Stories

By: BS Murthy

This is a collection of the author’s short stories that deals with women's dilemmas in the Indian social milieu accompanied with unique denouements. While 'Ilaa's Ire' contrasts woman's lot of the day with her eminence in the Vedic Age, '201' Qualms" depicts her predicament, torn between personal loyalty and citizen's responsibility. As "?" addresses woman's marital stress in an alien land, 'Cupid's Clue' is about her acting on rebound in her native place. Even ...

‘Is it a point of no return?’ she thought involuntarily moving to the edge of the chair. Reading his ‘have you forgotten about the castration?’ message, she sank into the chair thinking, ‘is it a lighthearted joke or as a loaded message?’, and for a clue, began to recall the events of the year passed by. ‘Oh, how my life had turned on its head when I turned fifty?’ she thought in wonderment. ‘That’s when I immunized my heart against attractions and insulated my life f...

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తప్పటడుగులు (Missteps)

By: BS Murthy

This is BS Murthy's maiden writing in his mother tongue, whose body of literary work in English comprises of five novels (Benign Flame: Saga of Love, Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life, Crossing the Mirage - Passing through youth, Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel 'n Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel), a collection of short stories (Stories Vareid - A Book of Short Stories), a compendium of stage and radio plays (Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls and other stage...

"ఒక గ్లాస్ నీళ్లలో చిన్న మట్టిబెడ్డ వేసి చూడు. నీళ్ళని మురికి చేసిన కొంతసేపటికి మట్టి వాటం చేరుకుoటుంది, నీళ్లు తేటబడతాయి, కాని అదే గ్లాసుని కుదిపితే నీళ్లు తిరిగి మురికవుతాయి. ఇది గ్రహించే ఈవెన్ అజ్ జెంటిల్ మెన్ రిమైన్ కోల్డ్ టు దైర్ ఓల్డ్ ఫ్లేమ్స్, బ్లాగ్గర్డ్స్ సీక్ టు ఇంఫ్ల్మ్మ్ దెమ్."

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De ontframed Van Gogh paradox (Dutch)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; Machiel van der Stelt, Translator

Het is mei 1991, een maand na de spectaculaire kunstroof bij het Van Gogh museum, waarbij in totaal aan één miljard gulden aan schilderijen was gestolen. Klaas is voor vijf jaar een toegewijde schilderij restaurateur bij het Van Gogh museum. Hij is een absolute Van Gogh liefhebber, hij verzameld van alles en nog wat zolang het maar een Van Gogh decoratie heeft. Maar met de kunstroof van vorige maand, word zijn leven en werk overhoop gegooid en dreigt hij alles t...

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The framed Van Gogh paradox (English)

By: Machiel van der Stelt; Machiel van der Stelt, Translator

It is May 1991 one month after the spectacular theft at the Van Gogh museum where a total of one billion of guilders of paintings were stolen. Klaas who is a dedicated Van Gogh museum conservationist for the last five years, absolutely loves Van Gogh and collects everything with a Van Gogh decoration. But with this theft his life and work are put up side down and it seems he is losing everything he loves. Can Klaas turn the tide? In this historical drama-comedy ...

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Достойнства

By: Mrs. Kristin Stoyanova Yurukova

Short stories about dignified Bulgarian people - Ivan Milev (painter), Raina Knaginia, Slavka Deneva (painter), Vasko Kolev (writer), Peter Lazarov (artist), Veneta Boteva, Dimcho Debelianov (poet)

МОЛИТВИ /НА МОНАХИНЯ ХРИСТИНА/ Приема го в приемната на Бога, в нейната извечна светлина светът е голям колкото Бог. Да прибави живот към живота му - единствено възможно чрез молитвите. Заради молитвите постъпи в манастира. В един момент усети, че не може и не иска нищо друго да прави освен да се моли. Всичко друго мъчително я отдалечаваше от това, за което беше очевидно създадена - да общува с Бога. Още като дете, седнала в училищната стая, тя трудно следеше ко...

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O Príncipe Feliz

By: Oscar Wilde; Breogana Gato Blanco, Translator

Tradución o galego do conto de Oscar Wilde "O Príncipe Feliz". Translation into Galician of Oscar Wilde's tale "The Happy Prince".

Ben por riba da cidade, sobre unha alta columna, atopábase a estatua do Príncipe Feliz ... cóntasme cousas abraiantes, pero máis abraiante que iso é o padecemento dos homes e das mulleres ... Andoriña non quedarías unha soa noite comigo para se-la miña mensaxeira?

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ΕΙΚΟΣΙ ΝΟΥΒΕΛΕΣ

By: LUIGI PIRANDELLO; ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΙΔΗΣ, Translator

Twenty short stories writen by Italian writer Luigi Pirandello and translated into Greek by Christos Alexandridis

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From the Inside Out : The Courageous Heart: The Courageous Heart

By: Adam Anthony Zomparelli

Courage, a feeling we all have but find hard to express. From The Inside Out, The Courageous Heart gives you direction on how to find the courage within yourself so that you can move through life without hesitation. Being the first book in the miniseries, From The Inside Out, The Courageous Heart allows you to see that there is more within you to let yourself to be the person you truly want to be.

"Partnering with your intuition and venturing into the unknown paired with courage rather than cowering with fear will always yield you a better result even if it doesn't feel like it."

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Magic Motivation : (sample version) This book is about success, h...

By: Ms. Anna Aksel

This book is about success , happiness , inspiration , motivation and so many things that i recorded in my happiest and most elevated state. so you are getting a premium and world class product. all this was made for you. FOR YOU ONLY.

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Чуден Днепр

By: Дан Берг

...И ринулись казаки в Божин, на еврейские улицы, и жителям их много могил выпало рыть... ...А Днепр - все тот же Днепр, а степь - все та же степь...

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Свой своему

By: Дан Берг

- Ашер, Ашер! Не вижу моего Ашера в толпе! - Молчи, Шимон. Он на небесах, ему лучше, чем нам.

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Страна Эрцель

By: Дан Берг

Повесть о злой судьбе вымышленных обитателей невымышленной страны Эрцель.

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Поющие золотые птицы : Рассказы и сказки о хасидах: Рассказы и ска...

By: Дан Берг

Сорок занимательных и поучительных историй, рассказанных за столом хасидского цадика раби Якова.

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DataTales : Bite-sized Stories for Data Folks

By: Preetish Panda

The theme of the stories covers wide range of topics – right from chatbots and predictive analytics to machine learning and cryptocurrencies. Some of them are quite straightforward, while the others are very subjective and open to interpretation.

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