very short story
He let the hare go and went behind the deer. But the deer had vanished into the forest. The lion now felt sorry for letting the hare off.
“Just the thing to quench my thirst,” he thought.
He quickly wanted to do something, and saw the teacher and his classmate Susie walking towards him. Susie was carrying a bowl of goldfish. As they came closer, the boy thought that the teacher noticed his wet pants, and suddenly Susie trips and drops the fishbowl in his lap. While thanking God for helping him, he pretends to get angry with Susie and yells at her.
Lord Krishna and Sudama were childhood friends. While Krishna thrived and prospered, Sudama didn’t. He lead the life of a poor Brahmin man, living in a small hut with his wife and kids. Most days, the kids wouldn’t even get enough to eat from what Sudama got as alms. One day, his wife suggested that he go and ask his friend Krishna for help.
Hugh Behm-Steinberg, “Taylor Swift”
This is my favorite story from Corin’s collection of (mostly) flash fictions, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses. (My second-favorite story, just to be maximalist about it, is “Witches.”) The creepy presence of one mother and absence of another, the glossed-over apocalypse, the temporal swerve—all of these make the story echo for a long time.
A king wants the answers to what he considers to be the three most important questions. His experience with a wise hermit gives him the answers he seeks.
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“A Private Experience” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is definitely on the longer side of the short story, but you can still read it in one sitting. This brief, intimate, heart-wrenching tale of two women taking shelter from violence is sure to stay with you long past the final sentence. When the world outside is crumbling, the bonds between strangers can mean life or death.
Fair warning that if you try to read “The Paper Menagerie” as a quick break from work, you might burst into tears at your desk. Ken Liu has created a supremely magical, endlessly touching story about a mother and son and their living paper tiger.
In an ultra-short story, there isn’t time for a lot of introduction. You have to jump right into the action.
During the rough draft, you want your ideas and imagination to flow freely. That means switching off your “inner editor”.
WILLIAM SHATNER played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek TV series.
Please, this is everything, I swear.
– Orson Scott Card
Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love reading. I’m the one that often tries to convince friends to read. I tell them all of the amazing benefits of reading. For example, did you know that reading makes you more empathetic? It can even decrease the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve been an avid reader since I was a little kid and can say that reading made a big impact on my life.
We just live in a world with so many distractions and obligations. And that’s why I like very short stories. Stories that are so short that you can finish them in a single sitting, short enough to finish while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store.
“The Last Night of the World” by Ray Bradbury
Of course, Bradbury is best known for his dystopian book about book burning, Fahrenheit 451, but fans should be familiar with his short stories as well, collected in such books as The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. “The Last Night of the World” is a tender, simple story, originally published in Esquire. The first line alone is universally intriguing: “What would you do if you knew this was the last night of the world?”
Read it here.
Length: 4.5 minutes
“How to Become a Writer” by Lorrie Moore
Moore’s pithy and hilarious writing has won her both attention and critical acclaim, and “How to Become a Writer,” a story originally published in her first collection, Self Help, is no exception. It’s a funny chronicling of the hurdles an aspiring writer has to clear, including backup plans and confused college roommates.
Read it here.
Length: 8.5 minutes
This collection includes stories of families, relationships and family matters. Read memory of grandfather, relation between daughter and mother, feeling of being a mother and many more such heart touching stories.
Funny short stories with lots of fun and humor along with few black comedies and real life funny incidents.В Read funny fiction when in a one-sided-love he wished to kiss his dream girl, funny true life incident of a middle class family catching train in midnight, a hilarious fiction when a man’s wish was granted to become God, funny experience of a doctor in a rural hospital, hilarious incident of neighbors try to get a sneak peek from someone’s family matter, and many other such tickling stories to bring smile at your face.