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A Short Story :
Piece of fiction that you can typically read within an hour or more, focusing on a self-contained incident or a series of short stories linked to several incidents, with the intention of evoking a ‘single effect’ or a ‘single mood’, however there are many exceptions to this rule.
An invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of a mood rather than a plot.
The short story is a crafted form in its own right, short stories make use of plot, resonance, and other dynamic components as in a novel, but typically to a lesser degree, while the short story is largely distinct from the novel, authors generally draw from a common pool of literary techniques.
The precursors of the short story were legends, mythic tales, folk tales, fairy tales, fables and anecdotes, which were present in various ancient communities around the world.
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