Short Story
A short story is a brief fictional prose narrative that is shorter than a novel and that usually deals with only a few characters. They are usually concerned with a single effect conveyed in only one or a few significant episodes or scenes. The form encourages economy of setting and concise narrative; character is disclosed in action and dramatic encounter but is seldom fully developed.
There are two types of short stories. One type is a realistic sketch in which the author carefully records appearances and actions. The other type is one in which the details are not taken from reality but from within a character’s mind.
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Some of the best-known short stories are folk-tales such as Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs. [AM] {OA}

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